Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture

The Sustainable Agriculture team works with farmers and landholders to implement actions and activities on their properties to reduce undesirable outcomes such as sediment loss, erosion, and runoff of pesticides and fertilisers.

Paddock with crop in Mackay area with house in distance.

The Sustainable Agriculture team works with farmers and landholders to implement actions and activities on their properties to achieve practice change that not only increases on farm productivity and profitability, but also supports a reduction on impacts, such as sediment loss, erosion, and chemical runoff into the catchment areas within the Mackay Whitsunday region.

Cloudbreak Lowline cattle.These activities cover multiple industries, providing support in the adoption of practices such as holistic farm management, best management practices in grazing and cane as well as water quality monitoring, modelling, and reporting through Paddock to Reef. Local Landcare and industry support through the promotion of sustainable agricultural practices facilitated by our Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator rounds out the diversity of the Reef Catchments Sustainable Agriculture team.

2050 long term sustainability plan

Holistic management in grazing systems

The team also undertakes other on-farm activities all geared towards caring for the land and water in our region. Here are several case studies undertaken at Brightly and Seaforth.
Seaforth case study
Brightly case study

Current Projects
Grazing
Mackay Whitsunday Water Quality Program
Paddock to Reef
Reef Trust 7 – O’Connell and Proserpine Basins water quality project
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

Completed Projects
Forestry
GameChanger

Project contacts

Gillian Barbat.

Gillian Barbat

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Stacey Corrie from Reef Catchments.

Stacey Corrie

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Joel Rawlins.

Joel Rawlins

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Clara Friswell from Reef Catchments.

Clara Friswell

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Amanda Bland from Reef Catchments.

Amanda Bland

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Ruby Gerke.

Ruby Gerke

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