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Saturday 5 June, World Environment Day Beach Clean-Up in Bargara

In commitment to the theme of this year's World Environment Day, Generation Restoration, Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) and Evolution Mining are contributing to the revival of our natural ecosystems as a community with a Bargara beach clean-up day. The clean-up, which will start at 8:30am on Saturday June 5 along Kelly's and Neilson Beaches,

By |2021-06-15T10:57:14+10:00June 3rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Saturday 5 June, World Environment Day Beach Clean-Up in Bargara

Burnett Mary Regional Group receives boost for turtle population

Queensland Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon has announced that the Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) will receive nearly $150,000 in funding to work on their innovative ‘Taking turtles off the menu’ project. “The project will aim to reduce residential and traffic light pollution with the installation of shade screening on the beach, which is part

By |2021-06-15T11:17:46+10:00May 27th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Burnett Mary Regional Group receives boost for turtle population

The Hon. Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley – VIP Dinner

BMRG and Gidarjil Development Corporation finished the Ministerial visit off with a VIP dinner hosted at the Eloura Girl Guides Hall near Mon Repos. A fantastic evening was had by all with a fine dining outdoor BBQ cooked by Tom Espinosa. The VIP dinner attendees for both teams were: Hon Sussan Ley MP –

By |2021-06-15T13:20:03+10:00January 5th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on The Hon. Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley – VIP Dinner

The Hon. Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley – Visit and Announcement

BMRG and Gidarjil Development Corporation were delighted to host Minister for the Environment the Hon. Sussan Ley on Sunday 13 December. Minister Ley came up to Bargara to personally deliver a very important announcement of $6.1M Federal funding through the Reef Trust. This funding is to deliver on projects improving water quality flowing from

By |2021-06-15T14:30:05+10:00January 5th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on The Hon. Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley – Visit and Announcement

Mon Repos Funding Announcement

During her visit to Bundaberg, Environmental Minister, the Honourable Sussan Ley, pledged $300,000 to the Mon Repos turtle centre, where more marine turtles come to nest each year than anywhere else along eastern Australia. The funding will support the turtle work of Traditional Owners, including Gidargil’s Land and Sea Rangers, as well as providing

By |2021-06-15T14:45:05+10:00January 5th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on Mon Repos Funding Announcement

BMRG 2020 Board Election Results

BMRG is pleased to welcome four new Directors to our Board – Nadia Campbell, Dale Holliss, Brent McLellan and Elke Watson. They will be joining returning Chair Tony Ricciardi in overseeing the strategic delivery of Natural Resource Management in the Burnett Mary region and representing the members of BMRG. The results of the election

By |2021-06-15T14:51:42+10:00January 5th, 2021|Latest News|Comments Off on BMRG 2020 Board Election Results

$3.85M to restore habitat for threatened species in the Discovery Coast

The Reef Trust has announced $3.85M of funding awarded to the Burnett Mary Regional Group to restore habitat for threatened species in the Discovery Coast over the next three years. As part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area, the Discovery Coast supports a range of threatened habitats and species including marine turtle nesting

By |2021-06-04T10:31:32+10:00October 12th, 2020|News|Comments Off on $3.85M to restore habitat for threatened species in the Discovery Coast

$9.4M Water quality project stopping 26,000 tonnes of sediment polluting our Reef annually

Image: From left to right - BMRG CEO – Sheila Charlesworth, BMRG Program Manager Land & Water – Cathy Mylrea, MRCCC– Brad Wedlock, BMRG Chairman of the Board – Tony Ricciardi The Great Barrier Reef Foundation has announced $9.4M of funding for a program of work to stop 26,000 tonnes of sediment at its source

By |2021-06-04T09:53:37+10:00October 1st, 2020|News|Comments Off on $9.4M Water quality project stopping 26,000 tonnes of sediment polluting our Reef annually

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