Queensland Regional Natural Resource Management Investment Program
Queensland is endowed with a wide range of important natural resource systems, from our extensive coastline and the Great Barrier Reef to our biodiverse Wet Tropics regions, to extensive rangelands and productive agricultural regions.
The Queensland Government is committed to the sustainable use of our natural resources – water, land, and mining resources to provide economic, environmental and social benefits to current and future generations of Queenslanders.
It is acknowledged that there are benefits of a coordinated and aligned approach by governments, industry and service delivery partners in managing and using Queensland’s natural resources.
The current state-wide natural resource management investment priorities at the state level are weeds and pests, sustainable agriculture, and water quality.
The funding commitment for the regional delivery component of the Queensland Regional Natural Resource Management Investment Program (the Program) for 2016-17 is approximately $8 million. This willfunded projects implemented through the state’s 14 regional NRM bodies. $6 million of this allocation is primarily for non-reef related activities and the remaining $2 million is to be directed towards delivery of reef related outcomes.
The Program aimed to maximise direct investment in on-ground activities that achieve important, enduring, and largely public oriented outcomes.
DCCA will focused on the control of small, isolated populations of emerging cactus species, being Harrisia Cactus, in our Upper Dawson and Don/Callide Regions by coordinating neighbourhood scale control.