Burnett Catchment Care Association

Supporting Sustainable Land Management in the Burnett.

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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.

The project aims to enable farmers in the Inland Burnett to confidently invest in soil testing regimes, appropriate to their production system, by demonstrating the tangible benefits and value.

This project is supported by Burnett Catchment Care Association, through funding from Smart Farms Small Grants – an Australian Government initiative.

A community education and enhancing habitat and nesting sites project, to assist the recovery of the endangered Greater Glider (Petauroides volans).

This project is funded through WIRES National Wildlife Grant Program.

Producers in the Upper Burnett have the opportunity to receive on-ground support and extension activities to improve their knowledge and skills in areas of land management practices, soil health, regenerative agriculture and erosion rehabilitation.

This project is funded by Queensland Government’s Natural Resources Recovery Program.

Project aims to create a long-term and sustainable management of Cat’s Claw Creeper and Parthenium in the Burnett region via the ongoing production and use of effective biocontrol agents.

This project is supported by Burnett Catchment Care Association, through funding from Smart Farms Small Grants – an Australian Government initiative.

This project is a region first and will develop a baseline dataset of koala population dynamics and health via the DNA testing of scats, non-invasively collected by the community.

This project received grant funding from the Australian Government.

This project aims to build and enhance the natural disaster resilience of agricultural South Burnett regional communities.  A skilled and experienced agricultural Community Resilience Officer (CRO) will assist agri-businesses to examine their operations and determine ways to mitigate the impact of natural disasters/flooding events.

This project is funded by the Australian Government.

The CAP identifies may assets and threats in the Region with impacts on the Great Barrier Reef and aims to develop strategies to address these threats to provide benefit to the marine and coastal environments.

The Burnett/Baffle Reef Community Action Plan (formerly Burnett Mary) is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

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.

 

This project aims to establish community led producer groups which aid in peer-to-peer learning and support.

This project is funded by the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal (FRRR) though the Future Drought Fund’s Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Program – Community Impact Program.

About Our Team

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

Katie Muller

Chief Executive Officer

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/Project Officer

Melinda is based in the Monto office and has a Bachelor of Applied Science – Biotechnology from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).  She provides extensive administrative and organisational support on all projects in addition to serving on the executive staff as Secretary and Treasurer for the Association.

Email: [email protected]

Marisa Young

Marisa Young

Extension Officer

Marisa is based in Mundubbera and has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Griffith University.  Her background is in environmental planning and natural resource management. She and her husband and family run a grazing property south of Mundubbera.

Previously Marisa has overseen the floodplain management recovery projects in response to the flood events of early 2013, the Better Catchments project and also our Reef Alliance – Burnett Grazing program.

Mobile: 0439 032 253
Email: [email protected]

Misty Neilson

Misty Neilson

Ecologist/Research & Funding Officer

Misty is based in the Monto office and is currently our Research, Funding and Analytic Officer.  She has a Bachelor of Science – Ecology and Environment through Central Queensland University (CQU).  She has previous experience in environmental research, accounting, management, human resources, contract management, tenders/funding applications and business.

Misty also is a CASA approved licenced drone pilot (up to 24kg) & an Accounting for Nature accredited expert (Cat 1: Native veg & fauna)

Email: [email protected]

Hayley Webster

Hayley Webster

Extension Officer

Hayley was born and bred in a cattle breeding operation on the Dawson River. She graduated from Veterinary Science in 2000 and has spent the last 22 years working in the Rural Industry, as a Vet, as an Animal Health Consultant, as a Facilitator, and as a Grazier. In doing so she has had the opportunity to experience our industry from many different perspectives and has developed a broad range of expertise, which is invaluable in understanding what does and doesn’t work on the ground.

Email: [email protected]

News

The latest news from the BCCA, our current programs and sustainable land management.
Annual Report 2022/2023

Annual Report 2022/2023

BCCA's 2022 - 2023 Annual Report is now available for download. Have a look at the great work we are doing across the Burnett region.

Creating Habitat for the Endangered Greater Glider

Creating Habitat for the Endangered Greater Glider

Last week BCCA installed additional nesting boxes across multiple grazing properties as part of their ‘Saving the endangered Greater Glider’ project. These nesting boxes were built and supplied locally by the Monto Australian Men's Shed Association and were installed...

Community Action Plan Forum

Community Action Plan Forum

Community Action Plan (CAP) leaders from across Queensland attended a 'Community Action Plan Forum' hosted by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation on Magnetic Island earlier this week with BCCA's Misty Neilson representing the Burnett Baffle region. The forum reflected...

Climate Outlook and Review

Climate Outlook and Review

Peter Crawford is an extension officer (Climate Mate) with the Northern Australian Climate Program (NACP).  His role is to deliver new and improved climate information and forecasts to graziers and pastoralists in the region of central Queensland, which covers Central...

Burnett Koala Program Feb – Aug 2023 Update

Burnett Koala Program Feb – Aug 2023 Update

KOALA PHOTO CREDIT: Nardine Gray (Tablelands, Qld)   The Burnett Koala Program is a regional community project that is making significant strides in the conservation of koalas in the agricultural Burnett. This initiative aims to develop baseline data for koalas...

Case Studies

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

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