The Grazing Resilience and Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) program has been designed to support beef producers in the reef catchment in the Burdekin, Fitzroy and Burnett Mary regions.
The program will work with graziers, delivering one-on-one support and tailored land management plans to address land in poor or degraded condition.
Through participation in the GRASS program, graziers will be able to access a range of resources and identify actions that lead to improved condition and productivity of poor or degraded land on their properties. Participation will also help graziers to identify measures that will prevent severely degraded areas from further degrading.
The program has set aside a total of $1.4 million in financial incentives across the Burdekin, Fitzroy and Burnett Mary regions to assist landholders to undertake infrastructure improvements such as fencing, water troughs and erosion works. It will also support graziers to understand the requirements of the new Reef protection regulations and the associated minimum standards for grazing in catchments that flow into the Great Barrier Reef.
This program supports jobs and services in the beef cattle grazing sector while contributing to improved water quality for local waterways that flow to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
The GRASS program is funded through the Queensland Government Reef Water Quality Program and is delivered by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Burnett Mary Regional Group, Fitzroy Basin Association and NQ Dry Tropics.
Grazing Extension Officer
P: 07 4181 2999
M: 0429 144 492