Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) welcomed the opportunity to participate in the National Landcare Program Phase Two review, report released 28 February, which shows positive outcomes for Australia’s environment and national resources while supporting the agricultural sector. Phase two of the National Landcare Program, due to end mid 2023, provides $1.1 billion from the Australian
Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) will receive $3.2M over three years through the Australian Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program, announced last week. More than 35 significant bush, vegetation and grass fires were recorded throughout the Burnett Mary region between October 2019 and January 2020. It was estimated that more than 48 000 hectares
The Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) Kolan River stabilisation site work, which commenced last year, is complete. The work effectively stabilised 830 meters of the Kolan riverbank, withstanding the impact of the recent extreme weather despite being so recently completed. The river is a high contributor of sediment to the Great Barrier Reef and the
Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) is asking local landowners to capture and share details about damage caused by the recent rain and flooding in the Mary River catchment and BMRG region. BMRG is urgently preparing a comprehensive submission requesting disaster funding to support local landowners with the costs of repair and environmental remediation work. The
Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) welcomes the potential greater positive impacts on the Great Barrier Reef that will be made possible through the Australian Government’s $1 billion additional funding over a nine-year period announced on 28 January 2022. BMRG and its consortium partners have already delivered significant work to improve water quality in the region.