BMRG Budget Boost

Jun 10, 2013

The Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) has welcomed a commitment of $80 million for the next five years for funding for natural resource management programs across Queensland announced in the State budget.

BMRG is one of 14 groups in Queensland that will deliver the majority of the funding through partnerships with local government, landholders and community and industry groups to address environmental issues.

CEO, Penny Hall said it was pleasing that the State Government’s focus on protecting and enhancing Queensland’s natural resources has remained a priority despite difficult financial times.

“We congratulate the Newman Government for providing the resources needed to make sure that we can continue to tackle important environmental issues.” Said Mrs Hall.

The funding will be directed towards projects that target improving water quality, aquatic ecosystem health and riparian zone integrity. Projects that assist land managers and primary producers with improved land management practices are also a priority.

“We welcome any help we can provide our primary producers and land managers at this time. Ensuring that our efforts have a measurable impact and achievable environmental outcome that increases resilience to natural disasters is also a key focus under the funding guidelines.”

“This contribution allows us to provide some certainty and continued support for our partners who have been keen to know what level of support might be available for onground efforts in this area. It also gives us additional opportunities to engage with the community to address natural resource management issues for the next 5 years.” Mrs Hall added.

BMRG is a not for profit, organisation that represents the combined interests of stakeholders from government, industry and communities and individuals in natural resource management in the Burnett Mary region.

 

ENDS
Media Contact
Chris Stone

Communications and Engagement Officer

Burnett Mary Regional Group for NRM Ltd

07 4181 2999 ext 205 – 0429 462 464

chris.stone@bmrg.org.au



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