Oaky Creek Disaster Recovery Project

Oaky Creek was a torrent of water as flooding associated with Tropical Cyclone Debbie ripped down the channel and spilled over the banks. Multiple landslides at the top of the catchment added gravel loads into the creek which were then spread across adjacent cane land causing havoc. At some sites the creek moved more than […]

Innovative Grazing Network – Neighbours Unite

Presentations on biosecurity, drones, soil health and strengthening the local grazing community attracted 24 farmers, community group members, and industry representatives.

From forum to farm – our graziers put learning into practice

From genetic data, to growing phases of grass – local graziers are already actioning what they’ve learnt form the annual Mackay Innovative Grazing Forum in March, attended by 120 people. Read more about the hot topics and what’s reaching the farm, here.  

Project Catalyst Video 2018 Forum

This video features numerous interviews with growers who discuss questions such as new innovation including drones, succession plans, and the importance of technology.

Value of trees on your property

Native forests tend to withstand local conditions (including cyclones) better than plantations in Reef Catchments sustainable forestry trials.

Reef Catchments and landholders ready to repair widespread cyclone damage

Oaky Creek erosion project first in a line of land remediation works.

Traditional Owners develop the MWI TORG Strategic Plan 2017 – 2027

Traditional Owners in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac (MWI) region are taking an active regional role with the development of the MWI TORG Strategic Plan 2017 – 2027.

Horticulture Growers Explore Niche Markets

We can grow a wide range of produce here in the sweet spot on the edge of the tropical and sub-tropical growing zones. Farmers and business owners in the Greater Whitsunday Region are taking advantage of this opportunity by sourcing seasonal produce to cater for a niche and local market.

Reef Trust IV – erosion reduction support available

Support is available for landholders to reduce erosion of riparian areas. Reef Catchments has been awarded funding through the Australian Government Reef Trust IV – Gully and Stream Bank Erosion Control Program to undertake erosion management works within five high priority sub-catchments. These sub-catchments include Andromache River Murray Creek O’Connell River St Helens Creek Upper […]

Connecting Foodies and Farmers with the Greater Whitsunday Food Network Bus Tour

Farmers, consumers, hospitality and agriculture industry spent the day touring farms in our region on with the Greater Whitsunday Food Network, Farm to Plate Bus Tour on Thursday July 20. Over 100 locals were all aboard buses with special guests celebrity chef Matt Golinski and ABC Landline presenter Pip Courtney. First stop was the Jurgen’s […]