Foundation is complete, it’s time to accelerate
THE Landholders Driving Change project has laid a foundation on which it can accelerate the rate of transformational change in the BBB.
- Grassroots design developed by locals for local needs.
- Community-led co-governance model.
- Strong partnerships between community, scientists, government and industry.
- Unprecedented levels of interest, engagement and participation by all land managers (grazing, local government, mining, infrastructure and utility organisations).
- Strong delivery framework established.
- Strong linkages with a raft of other initiatives and services.
- An increasing sense of community responsibility for good land stewardship.
- Sophisticated monitoring and evaluation framework.
- Explicit focus on transferability and scalability.
As depicted in the graphs below, LDC is working hard to deliver enduring sustainable land management for the Bowen, Broken and Bogie (BBB) catchment and accelerated water quality outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef. The graphs show that if there were future investment in the BBB for grazing land management and landscape remediation, LDC would be able to continue to further deliver against the Reef 2050 targets. The team has modelled what a further five years to 2025 could achieve. The BBB catchment delivers about 50 per cent of the fine sediment load from the Burdekin Basin, and it remains a pivotal catchment for improving water quality outcomes.