Community responds in a big way! Operation Target Tilapia

Native vs. pest fish – Operation Target Tilapia at Mackay Gooseponds The ‘cane toad’ of Queensland’s waters was the target for eager young anglers at a recent family fishing event designed to raise awareness of what’s happening in our waterways. Community response to Operation Target Tilapia was overwhelming with 300 people of all ages flocking […]

31,000 fish all in a day’s work

Tens of thousands of fish have been recorded flowing through constructed fishways in Mackay.

Conservation dog sniffs out a pest!

It’s not everyday you employ an English Springer Spaniel to tackle the big jobs. But that’s just what Reef Catchments has done, in a win-win for the environment and local landholders. Rocky, a specially trained conservation detector dog, has assisted Reef Catchments, Queensland National Parks, and local property owners (Mackay region) to locate fox dens […]

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 targets rural-to-urban change

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 […]