Get-together for Landholders on May 8

Soil science can be fun and interesting! Come along to the Innovative Grazing Network, Neighbours Unite, on 8 May for a get-together of extension staff, community groups, and landholders from neighbouring NRM regions.
The day includes a hands-on soil assessment and drone demonstration.

Learn about those weeds!

Having trouble with weeds? Land managers can learn all about pest and weed management methodology at a free event at Homebush on 26 April. The workshop, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will enable you to identify weeds and to learn about managing soil to turn weeds on and off. What does Queensland […]

Reef Catchments ready to improve water quality – Janes Creek and Mackay Gooseponds

Reef Catchments has received funding to deliver an exciting new project, working with farmers and contractors to improve water quality in the Janes Creek Catchment, and on into Mackay’s urban area.

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.

Grassroots for Graziers – EOI

Graziers within the Fitzroy and Mackay Whitsundays regions are invited to express their interest in the Grassroots Project. Graziers who are accepted to take part in the project will be provided with funding and support to develop farm management capacity, to grow property production, and to improve the condition of the land. Places are strictly […]

2017 Coastcare photography competition results

Congratulations to all the winners in the 2017 Coastcare photography competition. The winner of the senior section is Joley Whiting with highly commended being awarded to Jennifer Bailey and Shannon Smith. The junior winners is Lily Buttigieg with highly commended going to John Buttigieg and Leila Dykyj.

2017 Healthy Soils Symposium

The annual HEALTHY SOILS SYMPOSIUM, held in Mackay on 30th November 2017, focused on recognition of soil as a living medium. Our expert presenters discussed how to maintain and enhance microbial activity in soils to ensure productive yields on a long-term basis. The presentations slides from our expert national and local presenters is available below. Dr Neil Wilson | Sydney University […]

2017 Healthy Soils Symposium

The annual HEALTHY SOILS SYMPOSIUM, held in Mackay on 30th November 2017, focused on recognition of soil as a living medium. Our expert presenters discussed how to maintain and enhance microbial activity in soils to ensure productive yields on a long-term basis. The presentations slides from our expert national and local presenters is available below.     Dr Neil Wilson | […]