Planning for Climate Change

New projections which are regionally specific about potential climate changes for the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac NRM region, have been released by the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology as part of the national NRM Planning for Climate Change program funded by the Australian Government. Changes to the ‘average climate’ occur every 10-12,000 years, with cycles […]

Participatory scenario planning for sustainability in a changing climate

Focus was on change and future sustainability for the MWI NRM region at a recent stakeholder event, which invited participants to be involved in participatory scenario planning for sustainability in a changing climate.

Unique market takes sustainable stems to Europe and beyond

A unique market for the blades of the well-known Xanthorrhoea (more commonly known as grass trees) sees thousands of stems exported annually from the Mackay region to exotic locations around the world.

Sharing Our Stories: Scott Simpson

PROJECT CATALYST: SHARING OUR STORIES
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.

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.

Natural Resource Management Plan 2014-2024 set to launch

A final draft of the new Natural Resource Management Plan for Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac has been approved by the Reef Catchments Board and contributing stakeholders across the community for its formal launch in February, 2015.   To view a copy of the draft report – CLICK HERE. This follows a concluding period of open public […]

Your region, have your say

New Natural Resource Management Plan 2014-2024 open for Public Review. A draft of the new Natural Resource Management Plan (2014-2024) for Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac is now available for public comment.  The plan provides the community and stakeholders an opportunity to have a final say on how our land, water, coasts and islands should be […]

Capturing the vision and vistas of Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac

When 13-year-old Jayden Cali snapped a stunning vista of land and ocean at Cape Hillsborough, he helped show one very good reason why residents in Mackay Whitsunday and Isaac (MWI) value their region. Islands on blue water, framed by native flora caught the eye of the young photographer, who was out on a bushwalk. “It […]

Exploring possible climate futures in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac NRM region

Reef Catchments has been working with CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences in exploring plausible climate futures, via both a ‘multi-stakeholder process’ and through workshops and field trips with Yuwi-bara and Koinjmal Traditional Owners. This work has been funded under the Australian Government’s ‘Planning for Climate Change’ project. Reef Catchments Climate and Landscapes coordinator, Robyn Bell, said Traditional […]