Grazing Resilience and Sustainable Solutions program

The over $6 million Grazing Resilience and Sustainable Solutions (GRASS) program is working with graziers in the Burdekin, Fitzroy and Burnett Mary regions to identify opportunities to improve land condition for poor (C) or degraded (D) land.

The GRASS program supports graziers to develop and implement a tailor-made action plan for land management. The action plan assists graziers to improve and then maintain their land condition with a specific focus on improving ground cover. Improving land condition can enhance production, provide economic benefits and environmental outcomes. Since launching in September 2019, 159 action plans for land management have been developed by graziers managing more than 1.11 million hectares

Graziers who have areas of C and D land condition can apply to participate in GRASS and may be eligible to apply for incentive funding for works identified in their action plan for land management. Since the program started, funding of $976,570 has been provided, matched by over $1.573 million in grazier own contributions, for more than 85 on-ground projects including gully remediation and fencing.

The GRASS program is funded through the Queensland Government’s Reef Water Quality Program and delivered by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Burnett Mary Regional Group, Fitzroy Basin Association and NQ Dry Tropics.

Graziers can apply to participate in the GRASS program by calling DAF on 13 25 23 or by contacting their local participating Natural Resource Management (NRM) group or extension officer.

To find out more about the GRASS program, visit the following link.