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BMRG working with Federal Government and ANU on ‘Australian Farm Biodiversity Stewardship Pilot’

By |March 16th, 2021|Categories: News|

The Australian Farm Biodiversity Stewardship Pilot aims to pay farmers for biodiversity in combination with planting trees for carbon gains The pilot gives farmers the chance to diversify their income and drought proof their businesses This will make farm businesses and regional communities more resilient Farmers in six different trial regions will soon have the chance to diversify their farm income and improve their drought resilience as part of a

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BMRG announces new Youth Advisory Group Membership

By |February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

The Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) has announced a new ‘Junior Advisory Group’ membership initiative for 13 to 17 year old’s interested in the environment and learning about Natural Resource Management. The Junior Advisory Group (JAG) is a youth membership initiative within BMRG that will contribute to the development, implementation and promotion of environmental initiatives, programs, and campaigns.  Plus have a lot of fun along the way with different events

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

By |January 5th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

BMRG and Gidarjil Development Corporation finished the Ministerial visit off with a VIP dinner hosted at the Eloura Girl Guides Hall near Mon Repos. Fantastic evening was had by all with a fine dining outdoor BBQ cooked by Tom Espinosa. The VIP attendees who dined with both teams were: Hon Sussan Ley MP – Minister for the Environment Mr James Larsen, Deputy Secretary – Department of Agriculture, Water and

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

By |January 5th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

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 the Burnett River Catchment to the Great Barrier Reef. Tony Ricciardi one of the BMRG

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Mon Repos Funding Announcement

By |January 5th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

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 resources to cool down turtle nest sites and increase the chances of hatchling survival. This

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BMRG 2020 Board Election Results

By |January 5th, 2021|Categories: Latest News|

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 were announced at the BMRG Annual General Meeting 2020 held on Friday 27th November. The periods of election

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2020 Annual General Meeting and Board Director Election

By |October 12th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

The Burnett Mary Regional Group is pleased to announce that the 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 27th November at the Bargara Cultural Centre. We look forward to sharing with you our accomplishments over the past year and sincerely hope that you can join us. At this time, BMRG is also calling a general election for five Board Director positions. The election process will be conducted between 12th

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By |April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Latest News|

Thank you to everyone who entered our "Celebrating Nature's Resilience" Photo Competition! The judges were very impressed with the standard of photography and particularly loved the stories that accompanied the photos. Both categories (open and junior) proved very difficult in selecting 'place-getters'. In fact, we have decided that the Junior entries were ALL of such a high standard, particularly the lovely 'resilience' stories,  that we are sending prize packs out

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Tom and Rocky – the Nest to Ocean Turtle Protection Program

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: News|

Rocky and his handler Tom Garrett have played a massive role in protecting both fresh and saltwater turtle nests from fox predation in the Burnett and Fraser Coast regions. Five years in, the results speak for themselves! Take a look!  

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Postponement of Previously Advertised Public Events

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Most previously advertised public events that were planned for our region have now been postponed. These include: An Evening with Jason Strong - Gympie Grazing Naturally with Dick Richardson - Wondai Balancing Pasture Supply and Demand - Rosedale and Teebar Horticulture Industry Information Evening - Mundubbera Breeder Management Workshops - Miriam Vale and Gayndah Weed Identification and Hygiene Training - Avondale, Childers & Wondai Cooloola BioBlitz - Cooloola Coast Next Gen

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Restoration Plan Underway for Burnett and Mary Rivers

By |February 21st, 2020|Categories: News|

Together, the Burnett and Mary Catchments represent two of the highest contributors of fine sediment of the 35 catchments that drain to the Great Barrier Reef.  Most of this sediment comes from streambank erosion and grazing areas. The catchments also contribute significant loads of dissolved inorganic nitrogen mostly from sugarcane, grazing and sewage treatment plants. Major flooding in the Mary River and Burnett River catchments in 2011 and 2013 also

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Free Gully Erosion Guide

By |February 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|

Not many land managers enjoy the prospect of losing valuable soil through gully erosion. Unfortunately, many of the soils throughout Queensland have naturally occurring high sodium levels (sodic soils) which makes them particularly vulnerable to gully erosion. The highest sodium levels are often found in the sub-soil clay which may only be 10-30cm from the surface. The surface soil may be stable and healthy despite the fragile sodic soil underneath. 

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Federal Environment Minister Comes to Bundaberg

By |January 31st, 2020|Categories: News|

We were delighted to host the Honourable Sussan Ley, Federal Minister for the Environment, on her visit to Bundaberg on Thursday 30 January. BMRG CEO, Sheila Charlesworth, invited the Federal Minister to visit the Bundaberg Region when she was at a bushfire roundtable discussion at Parliament House earlier this month. Sheila said Minister Ley had heard about the wonderful environmental and farming initiatives happening in the Bundaberg Region and the

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Property Mapping Skills Prove Invaluable

By |January 28th, 2020|Categories: News|

Accurate layouts of fences and pipelines… plotting of watering points…measurement and planning of paddocks. These are just some of the skills that landholders acquired during a recent workshop in Mundubbera. The workshop, delivered by the Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) and hosted by Central Burnett Landcare, stepped participants through some practical applications offered by the Queensland Government’s online mapping tool, ‘Queensland Globe’. Workshop trainer, BMRG’s Grazing Extension Officer Ryan Trott,

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The Last 30 Years in Weather – Regional Weather and Climate Guide

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

BoM, CSIRO and Farmlink have collaborated to produce localised climate guides for Australia, presenting historical weather and climate information from the last 30 years of observations, and in doing so, describe the current climate in the context of short-term and long-term regional variability. The aim is to provide farmers and agribusinesses with agriculturally relevant climate information for decision making. A region specific guide is available here.




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