Succession planning grants now available for Queensland producers

Queensland producers now have access to grants of up to $2500 to help tackle family business and succession planning thanks to the Queensland Government.

Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development Bill Byrne said the Farm Management Grants would help producers to access professional advice on these important matters.

Submissions for Rainforest Aboriginal Grants opened

Open now! Expressions of Interest (EOI) are sort from Rainforest Aboriginal People to get small and medium sized projects up and running across the region. 

Projects must fall within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area or the Wet Tropics NRM Region. 

Round one EOI’s will be accepted from early March 2017 and close on the 31 March 2017. All EOI’s will be notified of the outcome by 30 April 2017. Successful applicants will need to sign a funding agreement with the Authority or Terrain.

Contributions to the Cape York NRM Healthy Country Newsletter are welcome

Articles are invited for submission in Cape York NRM’s Healthy Country Newsletter. The newsletter is distributed to over 2000 people and organisations, providing the opportunity to share Cape York’s natural resource management practices far and wide.

The newsletter reaches Cape York NRM members, government organisations and funding partners, land and sea managers, Traditional Owners, other NRM bodies, graziers, farmers, businesses, tourism bodies, conservation groups and the general public.

Donate Now For Jardine River Turtle Survival

A new site has been launched today for the public to donate to help keep the threatened Jardine River Turtle from extinction.

Cape York Natural Resource Management will launch the site today, on National Threatened Species day, to raise awareness of the turtle and raise money to support it’s long term survival.

Cape York NRM’s Peta-Marie Standley said the turtle, also known as the Painted Turtle, only exists in the Northern Peninsula Area of Australia and in coastal parts of Papua New Guinea.

Cape York Landcare Projects Announced

Cape York Natural Resource Management will distribute $462 838 in the current financial year across 16 organisations for Cape York land and sea management projects, as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

In total, 52 Expressions of Interest (EOI) were received by Cape York NRM for projects which focussed on looking after Cape York’s Wetlands of National Significance, springs and waterways.

Cape York NRM’s Chairperson, David Claudie said the EOI project applications received by Cape York NRM totalled over $1 000 000.