Video Collection

Sunset Symphony in the Sunflowers

TREATMENT TRAIN

NRM Reef Catchments presents a video about the treatment train

BOTANIC GARDENS

Botanic Gardens in Mackay

CLIMATE ADAPTION

NRM Reef Catchments presents a video on Climate Adaptation
O’CONNELL RIVER BANK STABILISATION PROJECT 2015

The O’Connell River is one of the four major river systems in the Mackay Whitsunday Region, and has been identified as a significant contributor of sediment to the Great Barrier Reef with a large proportion derived from channel erosion.

In an effort to reduce sediment and nutrient exports and improve aquatic health, Reef Catchments commissioned works to understand the location, cause and extent of channel erosion through the O’Connell River.

This project is a Reef Catchments initiative, through funding from the Australian Government Reef Programme. With thanks to landholder, Tom O’Donnell.

NORTH QUEENSLAND – RESPONDING AND ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

This film is about the impacts of Climate Change on our environment, the Great Barrier Reef, agriculture, industries, traditional lands and culture in North Queensland.

It is adapted from a report compiled by scientists and natural resource management bodies detailing the impacts of climate change on all areas of our region.

This video is an Australian Government initiative supported by James Cook University, Cape York NRM, Reef Catchments NRM, Terrain NRM, CSIRO, TSRA and Climate Change in Australia (Adaptation information for Australia’s Natural Resource Management regions).

PROJECT CATALYST 2016 GROWER FORUM

Project Catalyst supports a network of Mackay Whitsunday, Burdekin and Wet Tropics farmers who are leading the way in the use of cutting-edge management practices for a more sustainable and productive farming future.

CANE TUBE WINNERS

Cane Tube
Lachlan Hughes and his team created this multi-plane, stop-motion animated short film Cane-mation for Cane Tube which is
a partnership between Reef Rescue and Canegrowers.

PROJECT CATALYST | Cane farmers are improving water quality to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Featured Trial: John and Phil Deguara (Mackay Whitsunday region).

Under the Project Catalyst program, cane farmers in catchment areas adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef are supported to make changes to reduce nutrient, fertiliser and pollutant runoff.

To date, 78 innovation focused growers involved in Project Catalyst farm trials have helped improve runoff and drainage water quality of an estimated 102,000 megalitres.
That’s an amount equivalent to the water it would take to fill 40,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.

John and Phil Deguara are part of a group forward-thinking farmers in our region who are making changes to make a difference – click on the link to hear their story.

PROJECT CATALYST | Cane farmers are improving water quality to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

 

Featured Trial: Scott Simpson (Mackay Whitsunday region).

Under the Project Catalyst program, cane farmers in catchment areas adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef are supported to make changes to reduce nutrient, fertiliser and pollutant runoff.

To date, 78 innovation focused growers involved in Project Catalyst farm trials have helped improve runoff and drainage water quality of an estimated 102,000 megalitres.
That’s an amount equivalent to the water it would take to fill 40,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.

Scott Simpson is part of a group forward-thinking farmers in our region who are making changes to make a difference – click on the link to hear his story.

 PROJECT CATALYST | Cane farmers are improving water quality to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Featured Trial: Rob Sluggett (Mackay Whitsunday region).

Under the Project Catalyst program, cane farmers in catchment areas adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef are supported to make changes to reduce nutrient, fertiliser and pollutant runoff.

To date, 78 innovation focused growers involved in Project Catalyst farm trials have helped improve runoff and drainage water quality of an estimated 102,000 megalitres.
That’s an amount equivalent to the water it would take to fill 40,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.

Rob Sluggett is part of a group forward-thinking farmers in our region who are making changes to make a difference – click on the link to hear his story.

INTRODUCING REEF CATCHMENTS

Click here to find out more about Reef Catchments role in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region, and the wide range of Natural Resource Management projects and on-ground works currently underway.

PROJECT CATALYST | Cane farmers are improving water quality to help protect the Great Barrier Reef.

Featured Trial: Gerry Deguara and sons (Mackay Whitsunday region).

Under the Project Catalyst program, cane farmers in catchment areas adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef are supported to make changes to reduce nutrient, fertiliser and pollutant runoff.

To date, 78 innovation focused growers involved in Project Catalyst farm trials have helped improve runoff and drainage water quality of an estimated 102,000 megalitres.
That’s an amount equivalent to the water it would take to fill 40,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.

Gerry Deguara and his family are part of a group forward-thinking farmers in our region who are making changes to make a difference – click on the link to watch their story.

Simon Mattsson, Australian sugarcane farmer – Soil Health

Find out more about sugar innovation and take a look at the leading work being done by our cane farmers.

View Simon Mattsson’s soil health, multi-species intercropping trial.

This trial is part of Reef Catchments Sustainable Agriculture Program.

WE ARE REEF CATCHMENTS

Reef Catchments – connecting community and natural resources in Mackay-Whitsunday.