Burnett Catchment Care Association

Supporting Sustainable Land Management in the Burnett.

What We Do

BCCA helps land managers, industry and community improve sustainable catchment health for the Burnett, Kolan, Isis, Gregory, Elliott, Burrum and Baffle catchments.

Funding

BCCA brokers and administers funding for onground projects, workshops and events that assist Burnett region landholders and community groups improve sustainable land management. To find out what funding is currently available check out our Current Programs.

Community Groups

BCCA partners with Landcare, Producer, Local Government and other Community Groups to improve agriculture and catchment health. For current opportunities check out Work With Us and Current Programs.

Landholders

BCCA works with landholders in the Burnett, Kolan, Isis, Gregory, Elliott, Burrum and Baffle catchment areas to improve sustainable agriculture.

We provide funding for onground projects, assistance with weeds and pests, property mapping , field days and workshops to assist landholders make agriculture more sustainable.

Events

A calendar of BCCA and Catchment Workshops, Meetings and Events.

Programs

Important information about funding, support and education currently available.

Carbon Farming – Grazing & Horticulture

This project provides relevant Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI), carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation information and tools to land managers in the Burnett Mary region.

Reef Trust

BCCA are close to securing our contract with BMRG to deliver the next iteration of Reef funding, under the Australia Government's Reef Trust III program. 

More information to follow shortly!

20 Million Trees

This National Landcare Programme funded will work with the community to plant 20 million trees by 2020, to re-establish green corridors and urban forests.

Baffle Reef System Repair Program

Funding under the Baffle Reef System Repair Project will target waterways and wetlands within prioritised areas of the Baffle Creek Catchment in a whole of landscape system approach.

Action on the Ground

This project is a three and a half year project aiming to trial, measure and demonstrate farm technologies that reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions (in this case nitrous oxide or N2O), while maintaining and hopefully improving cropping productivity and soil health.

About Our Team

Meet and connect with the team behind BCCA's operations.
Katie Muller

Katie Muller

General Manager

Based in Monto, Katie has been with the Association since 2007 and has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science – Rural Technology from the University of Queensland, Gatton. Katie oversees the overall, day-to-day operation of the organisation including contract management and reporting as well as assisting in the field with Sustainable Agriculture programs.

Mobile: 0428 753 338
Email: [email protected]

Marisa Young

Marisa Young

Extension Officer

Marisa joined the Mundubbera office as an extension officer focusing on the floodplain management recovery projects in response to the flood events of early 2013. Marisa has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Griffith University and her background is in environmental planning and natural resource management. She and her husband and family run a grazing property south of Mundubbera.

Mobile: 0439 032 253
Email: [email protected]

Naomi Purcell

Naomi Purcell

Communication Officer

Naomi has recently started with BCCA on a part-time basis as Project Support and Communications Officer.  Based in Monto, her role is to promote BCCA’s community profile using different mediums and offer general support to BCCA staff. With a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Management and Information Systems and a Diploma in Purchasing and Materials Management, it follows that her professional background is largely based in the fields of Administration, Marketing & Human Resources Management. She has spent her whole life living and working in rural communities and moved to Monto in 2011 after purchasing a rural manufacturing business.  Other pastimes include grazing stud and commercial cattle, farming, artificial breeding, and horse riding. She is looking forward to letting members and associates know of all of the BCCA teams’ various milestones & achievements.

Email: [email protected]

Melinda Clarke

Melinda Clarke

Administration Officer

Melinda joins Katie in BCCA’s head office in Monto on a part time basis. Melinda has been with BCCA since August 2011. Melinda provides administration support to the rest of the team as well as acting as the Association’s secretary and assisting the treasurer with the Association’s financial operations.

Email: [email protected]

Peter Crawford

Peter Crawford

Extension Officer

Peter has joined us with an extensive experience with Landcare and natural resource management, following a previous career in farming and grazing. Based in the Baffle Creek region, Peter has been managing the BCCA Reef Water Quality and Partnerships Grazing project, working with landholders in the coastal Burnett region who are looking to improve their grazing management skills, and who would also like to implement projects to help reduce erosion and reduce the impacts of grazing pressure on their properties. This project was completed in June 2016, and Peter is now managing the Baffle Systems Repair program that BCCA has recently taken over from BMRG.

Mobile: 0427 024 921
Email: [email protected]

Veronica Chapman

Veronica Chapman

Extension Officer

Veronica is based in Bargara, and has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and a PhD in Agriculture from the University of Queensland as well as a Masters in Professional Accounting. Veronica is currently managing the Carbon Farming project, after previously being involved in the Reef Rescue program. Her work involves assisting landholders with property management plans and incorporating where necessary, the carbon farming initiative, as well as organising training events.

Mobile: 0448 114 502
Email: [email protected]

Jenny Voigt

Jenny Voigt

Cropping Technical Officer

Jenny joined Katie & Melinda in the Monto office in December 2013 to coordinate the Action on the Ground Nitrous Oxide Cropping Trial project. Jenny has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Horticultural Technology from the University of Queensland, Gatton. Jenny lives with her husband on a property outside Monto.

Mobile: 0429 546 768
Email: [email protected]

News

The latest news from the BCCA, our current programs and sustainable land management.

Monto Growers Group formed

After the topic had been mentioned repeatedly in various forums around Monto, BCCA identified a community need for a local Growers Group to share ideas, discuss new technology and investigate marketing options. Thanks to funding provided via the Regional Landcare...

BCCA – AGM & General Meeting

Please click here for the Notice of Agenda for BCCA’s Annual General & General Meeting to be held on the 20 October 2016 at Mundubbera Town Hall Supper Room, starting at 9.00am. If you wish to vote and cannot attend the meeting, please use the proxy system.  If...

Case Studies

Sustainable Land Management case studies from projects supported or funded by BCCA.

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