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.

Inland Burnett: SMART Audit & Strategic Gap Analysis

The $481.6 million Building Better Regions Fund supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.

The Community Investments Stream funded the following community activities: new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities. These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities.

The Reef Water Quality- Burnett Grazing Project is an initiative of the Burnett Mary Regional Group and is supported by funding from the Queensland Government.  The project is coordinated locally by Burnett Catchment Care Association.

Natural Disaster Resilience Program

Building Resilience in the North Burnett is a project jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP).  This project aims to build and enhance the natural disaster resilience of agricultural North Burnett regional communities.

Mount Lawless Water Monitoring

BCCA are contracted through The State of Queensland as represented by the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI), for the ongoing monitoring of water quality at the Burnett River at Mount Lawless.  Mount Lawless is one of the 43 sites involved in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment Loads Monitoring Program.

 

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]

Melinda Clarke

Melinda Clarke

Administration Manager

Melinda provides extensive administrative and organisational support on all organisational projects in addition to serving on the executive staff as Secretary and providing assistance to the Treasurer with the Association’s financial operations. Melinda has also in the past managed small projects; Community Sustainability Action Grant – Invasive weed control in the Barambah and Boonara Catchments and 20 Million Trees – Restoring Riparian Habitat in the Inland Burnett project.

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.  Marisa currently manages the Reef Alliance – Burnett Grazing program.

Mobile: 0439 032 253
Email: [email protected]

Naomi Purcell

Naomi Purcell

Extension Officer

Naomi started with BCCA in the Monto office, on a part-time basis as Project Support and Communications Officer.  Her role was 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. Naomi managed the Monto Agricultural Strategy project which aimed to empower growers in what was once the Monto shire by providing relevant information regarding diversifying income streams, reducing financial risk and ensuring more reliable farm incomes.

Email: [email protected]

Misty Green

Misty Green

Audit & Analytic Officer

Misty has previous experience in environmental research, accounting, management, human resources, contract management, tenders/funding applications and business.  Project`s she has been involved in include the effects of coal mining on fresh water ecosystems, riparian habitats, ecological species status, biogas development and seagrass restoration.  Before joining BCCA Misty worked for regional government in community economic recovery following natural disaster events with a focus on agriculture

Email: [email protected]

Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw

Community Resilience Officer

Sarah has recently come on-board with BCCA as the Community Resilience Officer, taking over the facilitation of the North Burnett Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP).

She comes from a rural background; her family owned a piggery on the Darling Downs since she was quite young. Since completing a Bachelor of Business Management degree, Sarah has worked as a Human Resource Consultant for a business advisory firm in Dalby. More recently,  managed the family piggery and cattle operation on the Downs before the family decided to sell. She has also worked in administration in a 70,000 head feedlot, so she has done her fair share of work in intensive industries!

Sarah really enjoy working within rural communities and is looking forward to coordinating workshops and field days that will provide valuable information for rural industries to becoming more resilient.

Email: [email protected]

News

The latest news from the BCCA, our current programs and sustainable land management.
Queensland Regional Community Forum

Queensland Regional Community Forum

BCCA Extension Officer, Naomi Purcell has been selected to represent the Wide Bay/Burnett/Fraser Coast region on the recently established Queensland Regional Community Forums. A Queensland Government initiative, the program comprises of seven regions covering the...

Building Resilience in the Agricultural North Burnett

Building Resilience in the Agricultural North Burnett

Sarah Shaw, our Community Resilience Officer, shares some updates on what’s been happening in her busy part of the world, as she continues to deliver workshops under the ‘Building Resilience in the Agricultural North Burnett’ program that BCCA is currently running....

Erosion & Whoa Boy workshop

Erosion & Whoa Boy workshop

On March 5, landholders gathered on a property south of Mundubbera to learn all about ‘whoa boys’ – the what, the why and the how.  John Day from Emu Ridge Pty Ltd kicked the day off with a great presentation on soil erosion and provided attendees with a copy of the...

Red Earth Community Foundation’s Community Leadership Program

Red Earth Community Foundation’s Community Leadership Program

Congratulations to Clare Webb and Christine Scutt who successfully completed the 2020 Red Earth Community Foundation’s Community Leadership Program, which was sponsored under our Building Resilience in the Agricultural North Burnett Program.  #NDRPAusQld Clare and...

Case Studies

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

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