- Reef Rescue
The Burnett Catchment Care Association BCCA are partners in the ‘Burnett Mary Reef Partnership’, involved in the delivery of incentives to graziers who wish to improve their properties and property management in ways that improve production and catchment health. The incentives are administered by the Burnett Mary Regional Group with funding provided from the Reef Rescue package which is a component of the Federal Government’s Caring for our Country initiative.
Reef Rescue is a key element of the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative, initially funded for $2.25 billion over five years, to restore the health of Australia’s environment and build on improved land management practices. It represents a new, coordinated approach to environmental management in Australia built on transparent and consistent national targets. Reef Rescue’s objective is to improve the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef lagoon by providing land holders with assistance to improve land management that reduce nutrient, pesticide and sediment run-off from agricultural land.
Burnett Mary Reef Partnership
The Burnett Catchment Care Association, the Burnett Mary Regional Group, and the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee have been working together to develop frameworks that will deliver incentives to graziers.
They are a part of the Burnett Mary Reef Partnership which includes:
- Queensland Dairy Organisation,
- Isis and Maryborough CANEGROWERS,
- Bundaberg Sugar Services,
- Burnett Catchment Care Association,
- Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee,
- Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers, and
- Burnett Mary Regional Group.
Reef Rescue Grazing – Year 5 – CLOSED
Funding for the fifth and final year of Reef Rescue Grazing has now been fully allocated. If you would like more information, please call the office on (07) 41663898.