This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Sustainable Landscapes, Whitsunday Catchment (2005 - 2008)

Main proponent:     Mackay Whitsunday NRM Group; WCL
Cash funding:   Natural Heritage Trust (through MWNRM); National Landcare Program (through WCL)
Other proponents:  
In kind funding:   Whitsunday Regional Council

Project outline:

This incentives based program was delivered across the region and provided assistance to land managers to implement a range of activities to protect and improve the condition of our natural resources. Activities included: training, best practice cane farming, grazing land management, stock fencing, revegetation, weed control, riparian fencing and off-point watering sources. WCL conducted site assessments and managed data for the Whitsunday catchment applicants.

Project achievements and outcomes:

Site assessments and NRM advice given to local land managers
168 projects by 68 land managers
A total of $776 000 contributed up to 40% of on-ground works and training activities
Cane growing projects: $316 970
Grazing projects: $47 612
Native Vegetation management, including riparian stock fencing and watering points: $100 141
Stormwater projects: $297 915