Archives for January 2014

Reef Catchments and Rio Tinto join forces to restore region’s rivers

Reef Catchments has partnered with Rio Tinto’s Hail Creek Mine and the Australian Government in a unique venture to help restore natural assets in the Mackay and Whitsunday region. In the first initiative of its kind in Queensland, a series of two (2) river cross vane structures have been constructed using more than 100 tonnes […]

Project Catalyst attracts leading ag and innovation experts to Mackay and Whitsundays

Global experts in sustainable agriculture and innovation are set to arrive in Mackay and the Whitsundays this February to take part in the Project Catalyst Grower Forum 2014, one of the region’s most significant agricultural events.  The three day forum will bring together more than 120 delegates who are passionate about cutting-edge concepts for more […]

New look Australian Government Reef Water Quality grants program for Mackay Whitsunday

Throughout 2014, Reef Catchments will be working with industry partners to deliver a new look Australian Government Reef Water Quality Grants program (formerly Reef Rescue) to the Mackay Whitsunday region. The Water Quality Grants program provides funding and assistance to land holders to improve farming practice for better water quality outcomes and is part of […]

Attention Landholders – Looking for Broad leaved tea-tree

Reef Catchments project officers are interested in speaking with landholders that have Broad leaved tea-tree woodlands on their property. While there are many different types of these woodlands, our focus is on woodland areas that get inundated every wet season. Why are these areas important? Reef Catchments are working with landholders to manage the important […]

Beach Plans essential to a year of caring for the coast

It takes a lot of time and effort to care for the coast, as well as the dedication of many working together to make a real and positive different to the natural environment. The Coasts and Communities Program is a truly collaborative initiative, involving 15 organisations working with the community to undertake strategic management of […]

NRM Planning for Climate Change

Reef Catchments has made significant progress in compiling spatial data for the region to determine potential future risks and vulnerabilities with climate change. RPS East Group were engaged to deliver a series of products that included conducting an audit of the existing carbon sinks in the region. FullCAM (Full Carbon Accounting Model) is the model […]

Your Region. Your Future. Your Say.

The community is being invited to have their say on how the natural resources of our region should be managed into the future. Public meetings are currently being held across the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac region until 22nd February 2014. Please note due to adverse weather conditions, public meetings have been rescheduled. Up-to-date meeting times […]