The local community have always been key in delivering great results to protect the Great Barrier Reef, and this CAP will recognise and boost their efforts, thanks to a partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, and local NRM groups along the Great Barrier Reef.

The Burnett Mary stretches across 56,000km2 of land and 11,000km2 of sea at the Southern tip of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. The region is also home to World Heritage listed K’gari (Fraser Island) and Ramsar listed Great Sandy Strait, offering a habitat to a large variety of flora and fauna.

With such a large range of area and critical native species, this Community Action Plan (CAP) has the specific focus of connecting the community, youth, and Traditional Owner groups to collaborate and present a set of key focus areas to enhance and accelerate positive results for the Great Barrier Reef.

To develop the Burnett Mary CAP, three workshops were held with the community to identify seven key ‘roadmaps’ for positive change for high-importance assets that were also presented by the community. The CAP offers guidance for motivated community members and groups to collaborate and work on a common set of actions better our region and environment for many years to come.

To learn more about the Burnett Mary Community Action Plan, visit the document or read through the Investment Prospectus document to explore the roadmaps and community groups who are already dedicated to working together for a brighter future.

Click here to download your copy of the Burnett Mary Community Action Plan Investment Prospectus, or click here to download your copy of the Burnett Mary Community Action Plan Booklet.

BMRG has prepared and released a comprehensive manual on gully erosion. The manual is based on experiences from the Burnett and Mary Catchments in Queensland and provides a comprehensive guide to erosion and options for its prevention and rehabilitation of gullies.

The manual was prepared with funding from the Reef Trust III, Reef Alliance project –  ‘Growing a Great Barrier Reef’. This project is a partnership between agricultural industry, regional NRM bodies and facilitated by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF), with a common goal of securing the future health of the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef Alliance Program is funded by the Australian Government Reef Trust.

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Burnett Mary Regional Group has released a 12-page booklet on the Paddock to Reef Integrated Monitoring, Modelling . and Reporting program (Paddock to Reef program). The booklet aims to highlight the work undertaken by BMRG and other partners to report on and quantify the hard work undertaken by landholders to improve the water quality as it leaves their properties and reaches the Great Barrier Reef.

The Paddock to Reef program is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments. In line with the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan’s framework, the Paddock to Reef program evaluates management practice adoption, management practice effectiveness, catchment condition, pollutant runoff, and marine condition.

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This report provides an overview of the existing work already undertaken by the Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) and the Mary River Catchment Coordination Committee (MRCCC) to inform stream bank management programs and recommends priority projects for management.

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