News from the CEO

May 25, 2020

With challenges come opportunities if we remain optimistic, determined and open to creative new approaches.  Our team is working proactively with funders and collaborators to identify and accelerate implementation of projects that continue to support local jobs and benefit the environment. 

This includes commencing an additional $3.2M worth of streambank reparation work in the Mossman-Daintree region. We will use local contractors, thanks to Stage 2 Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements from the Commonwealth and Queensland governments. This work focuses on erosion hotspots following flooding rain in the 2018-19 wet season.

We continue to look for other opportunities that will benefit our region.

This week is National Reconciliation Week and I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Traditional Owners of the Wet Tropics region – at least 20 Rainforest Aboriginal groups, 120 clans and 8 language groups - for their ongoing sharing of knowledge and Country with us. We value our partnerships across the region.

I’d also like to particularly acknowledge the important work being undertaken by the Traditional Owner Leadership Group, which is rejuvenating the historically important Wet Tropics Regional Agreement.  This agreement was initially signed in 2005 by Rainforest Aboriginal tribal groups and the Australian and Queensland governments to cooperatively manage the Wet Tropics area.

- Terrain NRM CEO Stewart Christie