Reef Water Quality Grants (Grazing) NOW AVAILABLE

May 06, 2015

bccaLogoLge.jpgReef Water Quality Grants are now available to graziers in coastal areas of the Burnett River catchment.

 

The Burnett Catchment Care Association (BCCA) is pleased to announce the third and final round of funding for the Reef Water Quality Grants (grazing) Programme, being implemented in the coastal areas of the Burnett River catchment. The priority catchments are the Burnett River (below Paradise Dam), the Burrum River (including the Isis, Gregory and Elliott sub-catchments), the Kolan River (below Monduran Dam), and Baffle Creek.

The objective of the Reef Water Quality Grants and Partnerships funding under the Reef Programme (formerly Reef Rescue) is to improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon by providing land holders with advice and assistance to improve land management practices and to reduce nutrient, pesticide and sediment run-off from agricultural land.

Landholders are now invited to submit an expression of interest for funding for the 2015-16 round for projects that improve groundcover and reduces sediment loss from their properties.  Funding will be available up to a maximum of $10,000 per landholder for eligible projects, which must be matched 50:50 by cash and/or in-kind expenditure by the landholder. 

The Reef Water Quality Grants Programme is supported by the Burnett Mary Regional Group, through funding from the Australian Government. This funding is a three year commitment by the Australian Government and will build on what has been an extremely successful environmental program.

Expressions of interest will need to be submitted to BCCA by Friday 29th of May, 2015.

For more information, please contact Extension Officer Peter Crawford on 0427 024 921, or e-mail to peter@betterburnett.com

Reef Water Quality Grants are now available to graziers in coastal area of the Burnett River catchment.



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