The Queensland Government will team up with SEQ and graziers to improve south-east Queensland’s water quality by introducing a $2.3 million Grazing Best Management Practice Program and Healthy Country Program.
Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles announced the initiative today (18 January 2016) on behalf of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP), SEQ Catchments and AgForce.
SEQ Catchments CEO Simon Warner congratulated the Queensland Government for playing a key role in helping to get much needed money for on ground works to improve south-east Queensland water quality.
“Linking with EHP’s investment in land management through its Grazing BMP program and funding for works under the Healthy Country Program, SEQ Catchments is making good headway in the Laidley and other key catchments to improve flood resilience, protect agricultural land and improve water quality,” Mr Warner said.
Long term SAS Group client, SEQ Catchments, has delivered many of the most significant projects to restore vital catchments in the region aimed at reducing soil loss on productive farming land right through to reducing sediment loads in Moreton Bay. SEQ Catchments' services vary enormously. They work with Government, companies and community groups on initiatives such as the highly innovative seagrass friendly moorings in Moreton Bay, restoring major sections of creek and river bank erosion, through to major environmental offset programs designed and managed for clients.