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    Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Queensland Government spending $27m to protect our natural resources

    Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Friday, July 13, 2018

    Queensland Government spending $27m to protect our natural resources

     

    The Palaszczuk Government is investing $27 million over the next four years in south east Queensland to protect the region’s soil, water and vegetation.

    “The Government is investing these funds to help grassroot natural resources bodies to continue their work to improve waterways, native vegetation and grasslands,” Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said.

    “Over the next four years, Queensland’s regional bodies and community groups will work together to deliver 21 vital natural resource management projects.’’

    Dr Lynham said $15.6 million has been earmarked for natural resources groups across the state to help improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef over the four-year life of the program.

    “These bodies are on the frontline and their activities help improve the quality of the water that flows onto the Reef in catchments all around the state,” he said.

    “One such project, happening in the Burdekin Wetlands, will see local groups come together to stabilise stream banks and reduce fine sediment loss.

    “By addressing erosion threats, the natural function and resilience of the wetlands will be restored – fantastic news for the long-term health of the reef and local landscape,” he said.

    “In the Far North, the Mossman Integrated Catchment Repair Project, will see natural resource experts work with farmers to restore riparian vegetation in local water catchments.

    “These projects also help build resilience to extreme weather, build the state’s natural resources volunteer and working base; improve landholder and industry skills, knowledge and engagement; and foster greater collaboration with traditional owners.”

    “I am looking forward to seeing the outcomes of these projects over the next few years,” Dr Lynham said.

    All 14 NRM groups have received support to maintain organisational capacity and continue with their community engagement.  DNRME officers will continue to work with groups to develop project proposals and boost state wide coverage of NRM projects.

    For a full list of projects go tohttps://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/land-water/initiatives/major-investment-natural-resource-management

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