A free teleconference hosted by BCCA, will outline new funding opportunities for North Burnett landholders. Better Catchments is an initiative of the Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) and will be coordinated in partnership with BCCA in the Burnett.

Over the last 18 months the BCCA’s Better Burnett program has provided valuable support to Burnett graziers.  Better Burnett activities have assisted landholders with workshops, trialling new methods and financial incentives to improve properties and catchment health. As a mark of the success of Better Burnett, the Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) has committed the new round of investment.

Better Catchments is funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments through the Caring for our Country Program.  The program aims to provide incentives to landholders to implement activities that will assist in property improvement and also benefit catchment health within priority subcatchments.  Within the Burnett, these priority subcatchments are the Nogo River, Three Moon Creek and Upper Burnett River subcatchments.bettercatchments_smallest.jpg

This program requires rapid rollout and all on-ground activities must be completed by April 2009. The BCCA is keen for landholders in the priority subcatchments to participate in the teleconference. The ultimate aim is of course to find suitable on-ground activities that meet funding guidelines and provide a benefit to landholders and the catchment.

The teleconference will be held on Thursday 27 November at 8pm, and will provide all the information need to complete an Expression of Interest. Landholders in the 3 priority subcatchments (Nogo River, Three Moon Creek, and Upper Burnett) can hear from a past recipient of Better Burnett with some funding tips and also learn how to take advantage of the current funding round.

To register for the teleconference and to receive a free property map in the process, call (07) 41653 551 or email [email protected] by 25 November. 

More information can be found at www.betterburnett.com/better-catchments.

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