Current Programs

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.



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.



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.



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.

BCCA will engage with primary producers in the North Burnett to build disaster resilience and recovery of their business enterprise and ultimately the North Burnett region. The project will run until December 2024.

Burnett Catchment Care Association is able to provide this assistance thanks to BIEDO’s “Building Resilience and Recovery of the North Burnett” project funded under the joint Commonwealth State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

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.

Past Programs

Soil Extension – Invest in the Test

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.





Burnett Koala Program

The Burnett Koala Program was a citizen scientist-based project aimed at raising awareness regarding the significance of regional koala populations and habitat health, in addition to contributing to understanding koala distribution, presence, activity and habitat health in the Burnett catchment region.




Natural Disaster Resilience Program

Building Resilience in the North Burnett project aimed to build and enhance the natural disaster resilience of agricultural North Burnett regional communities.




Future Drought Fund

This project aimed to further the group cohesion of Monto Graziers via social connectedness while also building their capacity and drought resilience.




Natural Resources Investment Program (NRIP)

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






Project aimed to develop Property Management Plans (PMP’s) with Inland Burnett graziers to increase landholder capacity and skill development via the open access online mapping tool – Queensland Globe.





The project aimed to help build the capacity of agriculturalists in the Eidsvold and Mundubbera districts and support the development of meaningful and long-lasting resilience by addressing the fundamental economic and NRM foundations of the region by developing an Agricultural Strategy for the Western Burnett District. 




Reef Alliance – Burnett Grazing

Reef Alliance – Growing a Great Barrier Reef was a partnership between agricultural industry and regional NRM bodies which was facilitated by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) with the goal of securing the future health of the Great Barrier Reef.



Reef Water Quality Grazing

This 3-year project provided eligible landholders in the coastal section of the Burnett funds to assist with on-ground activities with the objective of reducing sediment flow to the reef from grazing properties.



The ‘SMART’ – Hub (Sustainable Management & Agricultural Resources & Tools) website was designed to enhance Inland Burnett landholders accessibility and connection to regionally relevant, smart farming resources.




20 Million Trees – Restoring Riparian Habitat in the Inland Burnett

This project worked directly with landholders and local job-seekers to revegetate high priority riparian sites using species identified by experts as key habitat and locations in the Inland Burnett



Monto Agricultural Strategy

BCCA developed an agricultural strategy for the Monto district based on careful analysis of current agricultural practices in the area and an assessment of likely changes in agricultural markets.



Baffle Reef Systems Repair

This programs objectives involved reducing sediment flow to the reef through specific on-ground activities.



North Burnett Flood Recovery Program

The On-farm Productivity and Riparian Recovery Program was a disaster recovery package for flood impacted areas following Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald in early 2013 jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian Government.


Invasive Weeds Control in the Barambah and Boonara Catchments

The project aimed to monitor current infestation levels of Rubber Vine, Parthenium Weed and Honey Locust in the Barambah, Boonara Creek and sections of the Moonda Waamba Creek located in the Gympie Regional Council (GRC) area.




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.


Healthy Habitats

Healthy Habitats was an initiative of the Burnett Mary Regional Group to protect and enhance the region’s significant biodiversity assets throughout the Burnett Mary Region in Queensland, which includes the Burnett, Baffle, Isis, Kolan and Mary Catchment areas.



Reef Alliance – Burnett Cropping

Reef Alliance – Growing a Great Barrier Reef focused on improving water quality and protecting coastal habitats and the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef. Participants received individual, tailored support over a 2-year period from our Reef Alliance Cropping Field Officer to implement a Property Action Plan (PAP) and improve their business model.



Burrum Reef System Repair

The Burrum System Repair program seeks to curtail riparian vegetation loss and consequent significant contribution of sediment and nutrient to the GBR through the protection and restoration of riparian areas in the Burrum Catchment.


Better Catchments

The Better Catchments program supported landholders to implement on-farm management practices to improve soil health and enhance sustainability.




Previous water monitoring results formed the baseline for water quality in the Burnett Catchment over recent years and were used to compare the impact of the floods and to capture information on what may have washed during the floods of early 2013.



This project was 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.


The Sustainable Practices in the Western Burnett project aimed at working with graziers and grain growers in priority areas of the inland Burnett to improve management practices and increase landscape scale conservation.  The priority area for the grains component, involves grain growers in the Coalstoun Lakes, Gayndah, Binjour and Mundubbera areas.

Better Beef Program

Better Beef funded 31 on ground projects in the subcatchments of Auburn River, Cadarga Creek and Baywulla Creek that enhanced sustainable grazing on farm.


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