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National Soils Strategy RALF Update

Article by Michael Grebert, BMRG Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator 14 December 2022 On December 13th, At the Queensland and Northern Territory RALF Teleconference, Troy Clarkson, Director, Soil information Section DAFF, delivered a presentation on the National Soil Strategy (NSS) and Data. The NSS 2021-2041 outlines a national approach to address challenges facing Australian soils. Background:

By |2022-12-20T14:22:03+10:00December 20th, 2022|News|Comments Off on National Soils Strategy RALF Update

USA and Australia sign Joint Statement on Natural Capital Accounting

Australia’s first natural resource management agency to audit its environmental assets has welcomed a Joint Statement between the Governments of Australia and the United States on natural capital accounting. In partnership with Minderoo Foundation, Accounting for Nature and Pollination Group, Burnett Mary Regional Group recently completed the world’s first regional scale environmental account – essentially,

By |2022-12-20T14:15:47+10:00December 20th, 2022|News|Comments Off on USA and Australia sign Joint Statement on Natural Capital Accounting

K’gari World Heritage Anniversary Celebrated

Hundreds of Butchulla people and supporters gathered at K’gari on 7 December to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the island being awarded World Heritage status in 1992. Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) chair Aunty Gayle Minniecon said World Heritage status had led to greater investment in protecting K’gari’s unique natural environment. She said Indigenous rangers brought

By |2022-12-12T14:01:45+10:00December 12th, 2022|News|Comments Off on K’gari World Heritage Anniversary Celebrated

Burnett Mary Region moves Australia to front of race to unlock billions in investment

Media Release: Valuing Nature. Burnett Mary Region moves Australia to front of race to unlock billions in investment.   Natural resource manager, The Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) together with partners, has announced registration of Australia’s largest regional-scale environmental account. An environmental account is a stocktake of the health of the region’s natural assets, such

By |2022-11-07T16:01:31+10:00November 2nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Burnett Mary Region moves Australia to front of race to unlock billions in investment

South Beach earmarked for region’s ecosystem centre

A 6HA property at the southern end of the new masterplanned South Beach development at Elliot Heads is earmarked to be the site of a regional ecosystem research centre, owned by Burnett Mary Regional Group, partnering with Central Queensland University and Gidarjil Development Corporation. The land has been gifted by South Beach to BMRG for

By |2022-08-30T11:19:53+10:00August 17th, 2022|News|Comments Off on South Beach earmarked for region’s ecosystem centre

Moving to Compost

Compost Turners – A DIY Alternative Moving to Compost Article by Michael Grebert, BMRG Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator 5 July 2022   As well as market disruptions caused by Covid19 and volatile weather events, agricultural input costs have soared in the last year, particularly fuel and synthetic fertilizers. The war in Ukraine has restricted fertilizer

By |2022-07-19T15:48:54+10:00July 19th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Moving to Compost

BMRG disaster funding appeal for landowners

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

By |2022-02-25T10:25:36+10:00February 10th, 2022|News|Comments Off on BMRG disaster funding appeal for landowners

Reef funding welcomed in the Burnett Mary region

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.

By |2022-02-02T14:46:38+10:00February 2nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Reef funding welcomed in the Burnett Mary region

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