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Reef Catchments’ Grazing Program provides financial assistance and support to the graziers of the Mackay, Whitsunday, and Isaac regions. The primary focus of the program 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 program 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.
Please note applications for this funding have now closed.
Land Type Management
Pasture Improvement Activities
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:
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.
This is a current project.