Reef Catchments Grazing Programme provides financial assistance and support to the graziers of the Mackay, Whitsunday, and Isaac regions. The primary focus of the programme is to assist graziers in the implementation of grazing Best Management Practice (BMP) that benefits both the landscape and improves the long-term viability of the grazier’s farm as a more efficient agricultural operation. The programme is strongly focused on increasing the adoption of targeted grazing activities, leading to a reduction in sediment and nutrients entering the Great Barrier Reef legoon. It is delivered by Reef Catchments through funding from the Queensland Government.

View our grazing case studies and learn more about the work being done with graziers across the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region.

Opportunities exist for landholders to receive support, funding and resources for grazing projects related to:

• Riparian fencing and off-stream watering points
• Riparian revegetation and rehabilitation
• Gully remediation and erosion control
• Property planning

Eligible landholders can receive incentives of up to 40% of the total cost of implementing an approved activity. Further information. For information on current projects or to find out more about how you can be involved, please contact Mandy.

Key Contact – Mandy Jeppesen

Mandy Jeppesen, grazing systems project office with Reef Catchments in Mackay and Whitsundays
Position: Project Officer – Grazing Systems
Ph: (07) 4968 4234
M: 0407 171 046
E: Mandy Jeppesen


Presentations from the Mackay Grazing Forum, 16 March, 2016

Grazing Land Management Field Day 2015
Technical Notes from the Grazing Land Management Field Day, 3 September 2015
Radio Interview
Kim Kleidon interviews Bill Thompson, Michael Boland, and Ken Ede

Presentations from the Mackay Grazing Forum, 3 June, 2015

Biographies of speakers at the Mackay Grazing Forum
Megan Star, Michelle Smith, Geoff Niethe, Lauren Hewitt, Jim Fletcher, Ross Dodt, Dr Pam Pittaway, Paul Tippett, Amanda Bland, Misko Ivezich, Kim Kleidon

Media release Mackay Grazing Forum 2015

Presentations from the Mackay Grazing Forum, 9 April 2014:

Grazing Programme Case Studies

2014 – 2015

2010 – 2014


Reef Rescue Water Quality Grants


National Landcare Program