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Pond apple.

Pond Apple spread halted in Mackay and Whitsundays

An infestation of a national weed of significance is being slowly but surely eradicated from the Mackay and ...
Man with small crop.

Forestry, Horticulture and Fisheries groups set to establish Best-Practice frameworks

Best practice frameworks to encourage innovation and efficient production have been taken up strongly by the local sugarcane ...
Two women with palm frond.

NAIDOC week celebrates diverse culture and stories

Torres Strait Island Elder Mrs Roslyn Bourne still has plenty of memories from life on her island growing ...
Sand walkway on beach front.

Beach staircases set to help stabilise Mackay dunes

Kite-boarders, walkers and beach-goers can now enjoy eco friendly access to Town Beach, thanks to improved beach planning. ...
People looking at photographs.

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 ...
Man in paddock.

Controlled burn reduces wildfire risk and helps restore natural balance

The success of a major controlled burn in North Queensland has helped demonstrate the value of fire as ...

Reef Report Card shows Mackay Whitsunday farmers help set the bar for improved reef health – but more focus needed on non-rural action

Farmers in Mackay and the Whitsundays have been flagged as leaders in the bid to improve water quality ...
Dugong.

Spotlight on our endangered and threatened species

We’ve all heard about the plight of the panda and the battle to save the black rhinoceros - ...

Systems Repair projects a priority in Mackay and Whitsundays

From bank stabilisation and riparian revegetation, to sediment detention basins and wetland restoration  - Reef Catchments has been ...
People on foreshore and sea behind them.

Traditional Owners planning for Climate Change

Traditional Owners (TO’s) in the Mackay and Whitsundays are planning ahead for climate change. The TO’s are working ...

Harry’s good health restored

It has been a good month for Harry the Hawksbill Turtle, who was recently given a clean bill ...

Young adventurers head off on tropical island expedition

A group of high school students from the Mackay area have taken part in a tropical island adventure ...