Collinsville washdown facility officially opened

OFFICIAL OPENING… pictured at the opening of the facility are (from left) NQ Dry Tropics Land Management Coordinator Rodger Walker, Whitsunday Regional Council Cr Peter Ramage, Whitsunday Regional Council Local Laws and Land Protection Officer Lynette Clarray, Whitsunday Regional Council Land Protection Officer James Gubby and Whitsunday Regional Council NRM Manager Scott Hardy.

THE Collinsville small vehicle washdown facility was officially opened in October by Cr Peter Ramage, Whitsunday Regional Council (WRC).

The Landholders Driving Change project, a Burdekin Major Integrated Project funded by the Queensland Government through the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program, shared the cost of the project with the WRC.

The facility, in Darby Munro Park in Collinsville, is available for anybody to use and is designed to reduce the spread of weeds such as prickly pear and lantana across primary production land in the BBB catchment.

Reducing the spread of seeds as well as soil, which could contain contaminated material, is vital to good regional biosecurity practice.

The council monitors the usage and is already considering expanding the service.