Reef Rescue grazing is ticking along, now in its fifth and final year, with over 45 projects recently approved to receive funding from the Australian Governments, ‘Caring for our Country’ Reef Rescue program. This will come as good news to those approved coastal graziers, as these graziers have until the end of December 2012 to complete their projects. Graziers received incentives to implement projects such as erosion control, fencing of different landtypes to allow for better grazing management, installation of additional stock water points and the fencing of riparian areas.
The Australian Government chipped in over $480 000 in cash incentives for graziers in the Coastal Burnett/Baffle region. This, along with the landholder contributions, will accomplish projects valued at almost $980 000. Well done to those approved applicants, and fingers crossed that the on-ground works can be completed before the 2012 wet season sets in!