New groundbreaking projects improve the quality of the water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef and provide positive health outcomes…
New groundbreaking projects improve the quality of the water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef and provide positive health outcomes to this global icon.
The Water Quality Publication Publication, published today by the Federal and Queensland Governments, emphasizes the benefits of major investments in innovation and new technology on the reef.
Joint investments from federal and Queensland governments, delivered in partnership with other organizations, have enabled farmers to improve farming practices and reduce pollution -off.
More than 100 sugar cane farmers in the Burdein and Wet Tropics regions, which handled more than 27,800ha, used 643 tonnes of less fertilizer nitrogen in 201
7-2018 through reverse tender projects.
Project Pioneer has seen 44 graziers improve land management practices of more than 788,700ha.
More than 500ha over 170 gallons have been handled under gulf and dashed ambank erosion projects, which reduces the sediment drainage in Reef drainage areas.
Through a partnership with Greening Australia and Reef Trust, more than 30ha of coastal and wetlands have been resumed and 4500 trees were planted until June 2018.  Federal Minister for the Environment, Hon Melissa Price MP, congratulated landowners to take action to improve their nutrients and sediment management.
“Our investment enables farmers and other farmers to improve the quality of water that flows into the reef,” Minister Price said.
“Reducing the effect of sediment, nutrients and pesticides will improve the rate of travel when we continue to work to protect it from other threats such as rising sea temperatures and deer starvation.”
“Not only is the Great Barrier Reef one of our National taxes, it contributes $ 6.4 billion and 64,000 jobs to the national economy.