- Reef Water Quality Project
- Tully & Johnstone catchments
- Designed by the community
- $33m across the Wet Tropics and Burdekin
- Farms & beyond
The Queensland Government is funding a Major Integrated Project (WTMIP) in the Wet Tropics to reduce the level of pollutants reaching the Great Barrier Reef. The WTMIP will focus on improving water quality froming from local waterways in the Johnstone and Tully basins to the Great Barrier Reef.
Importantly, the WTMIP will look beyond just farm practice and integrate water quality solutions across all activities in the catchments.
Creativity workshops were held in early March, which presented the opportunity for community members to drive the design of the project. Everything was on the table. Over 500 water quality ideas were recorded, showing we were well on our way to achieving a grass roots design for the WTMIP.
Every single idea was assessed by technical advisors. Drawing on expert local knowledge, industry experience and state-of-the-art spatial and mapping tools, they provided advice and direction to the Project Panel. This was essential for the Panel to make evidence-based decisions about priority locations, actions, and people.
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