Janes Creek Landholders’ Project

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The Janes Creek catchment landholders’ project is a two-year Queensland Government funded water quality improvement project which engages a whole-of-system approach to management practice adoption, system repair, and treatment solutions.

Men outdoors with ute.

Janes Creek catchment is a unique, dynamic system crossing from the rural farming zone into the urban Mackay City zone and Gooseponds area. Landholders place much importance on ensuring that farming in the catchment is carried out to best practices for a sustainable diversified ecosystem. Currently, there are eight cane farmers, four contract harvest operators and four graziers who are directly involved in this project.

Reef Catchments is the project manager engaging with these commercial-scale operators to work collectively towards catchment water quality improvements.

The RCL Grazing Project Officer will work with the Janes Creek graziers to assist with property planning and to provide advice on ways to improve the quality of runoff water. MAPS will work with the Janes Creek cane growers and contract harvesters to provide an extension to reduce the risk of nutrient, pesticides, and sediment loss.

Landholders will monitor water quality outcomes within the catchment.

Regular newsletters are provided for Janes Creek catchment landholders.
This is issue number 11 – April 2020
This is issue number 10 – February 2020
This is issue number 9 – December 2019

Project contacts

Peter Albertson.

Peter Albertson

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Luke Hargreaves from Reef Catchments.

Luke Hargreaves

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