Reef Catchments Grazing Programme provides financial assistance and support to the graziers of the Mackay, Whitsunday, and Isaac regions. The primary focus of the programme is to assist graziers in the implementation of grazing practices that benefit both the landscape and improves the long-term viability of the grazier’s farm as a more efficient agricultural operation. The programme is strongly focused on increasing the adoption of targeted grazing activities, leading to a reduction in sediment and nutrients entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon. It is delivered by Reef Catchments through funding from the Queensland and Federal governments.
Natural Resource Investment Program
- Dave and Cindy Ellis
- Ross and Angela Bailey
- Kylie and Shane Jameson
- Michael and Jo-Anne Lewer
- Chris and Vicky Smythe
- Graham and Glenys Mansfield
- Rhiney and Amy Vella
- Brian and Mary-Anne Poschelk
- Shanara Paton
- Charles and James Faust
- Mark and Sharon Yensch
- Simon Mattsson
- Bob Harris
- Troy and Jackie Dunn
- Chris and Tom Dray
- Andrew and Melissa Deguara
Queensland Government Natural Resources Investment Program
Please note applications for this funding have now closed.
Grazing Management Activities
- (Maximum of $10,000 total incentive per landholder)
- Landholder must complete Property Planning (Current Practice Booklet)
- Grazing operation must be run as a commercial business as per ATO requirements.
- Riparian fencing
- Riparian off-stream waterng points
- Riparian weed control
- Riparian revegetation
- Gully remediation
Land Type Management
- Land type fencing
- Land type watering points
Pasture Improvement Activities
- Reseeding of pasture species and weed control
Graziers in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac (MWI) region face unique challenges as beef producers in a coastal and Central Queensland climate. By land use, in the MWI area, grazing accounts for 42 percent of the region.
Grazing remains an important and valuable industry, with opportunity and potential to improve and grow more sustainable efficiencies.
Opportunities exist for landholders to receive support, funding and resources through the Queensland Government’s Natural Resource Investment Program for grazing projects related to:
- Riparian fencing and off-stream watering points
- Riparian revegetation and rehabilitation
- Pasture renovation
- Gully remediation and erosion control
- Property planning
Eligible landholders can receive incentives of up to 40 percent of the total cost of implementing an approved activity, to a maximum of $10,000 per landholder. To be eligible, the landholder must be considered a grazing business as per the criteria listed by the Australian Taxation Office.