Queensland is investing more than $61 million between 2018 and 2022 to ensure the state’s natural land and water resources are sustainably managed under the Natural Resources Investment Program. This includes dedicated funds for Great Barrier Reef catchments.
The funding acknowledges the important role that the natural resource management bodies and the community play in repairing and improving Queensland’s unique assets for future generations.
The focus of this round of funding is to develop innovative approaches to improve land and water condition, with key outcomes contributing towards improvements such as:
- health and stability of soil
- condition and extent of native vegetation
- quality and flow of water
- water entering the Great Barrier Reef.
The funding provides an opportunity for the development of new and more efficient processes, technologies, activities and tools to improve, repair and restore Queensland’s natural assets.
Further information on the Natural Resources Investment Program, including the 2013-2018 projects, can be found at the Queensland Government’s portal: https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/land-water/initiatives/major-investment-natural-resource-management