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NQ Dry Tropics Community Landcare Grants (2015–16)

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Burdekin Bowen Integrated Floodplain Management Advisory Committee Inc.

Mundy Creek Catchment Care

Industries

Conservation

Activities

On-ground work, Education extension

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

NQ Dry Tropics Community Landcare Grants

Funding amount

$72,000

In-kind contribution

$110,000

Start date

2015

End date

2016

Summary

Community Landcare Grants were awarded to nine groups to manage different threats to wetlands across the Burdekin Dry Tropics region. With help from the community and NQ Dry Tropics, all projects were successfully implemented and each improved the health of our local wetlands.

Nine community driven projects were funded through the 2015-2016 NQ Dry Tropics Community Landcare Grants. These projects resulted in:
  • vegetation protection and rehabilitation of 94.2 hectares
  • weed control of 95.65 hectares including Weeds of National Significance
  • collection of 1010 kg of marine debris covering 39.92 hectares
  • participation of more than 622 community volunteers.

The projects included:
  • BBIFMAC tackling aquatic weeds
  • Improving creek bank vegetation in Mundy Creek
  • CVA Controlling Invasive Grasses

Benefits

Projects that are part of the 2015-2016 Community Landcare Grant Programme have worked to manage invasive weeds and protect and restore native vegetation across more than 150 hectares, including significant wetlands and waterways. More than $72,000 of funding was distributed to nine community groups for their projects through Community Landcare Grants, and each of these groups received incredible community support through in-kind contributions, cash contributions and volunteer labour worth more than $110,000.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 19 January 2017

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2017) NQ Dry Tropics Community Landcare Grants (2015–16), WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/nq-dry-tropics-community-landcare-grants-2015-16-d6fc/

Queensland Government
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