Latest News

  • Region’s first waterway health forum a success

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 25, 2019 at 6:19 am

    The reality that plastic debris ‘breaks up’ into smaller pieces and enters the food chain without ever breaking down was a hot topic at a recent forum on emerging issues in waterway health. Wet Tropics Waterways hosted the Cairns forum which featured microplastics specialist Dr Michelle Blewitt and ranged in topics from plastic pollution and...

    Read More

  • Our graziers learn from the Burdekin

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 5:30 am

    They live more than 400 kilometres apart but graziers from the Tablelands and the Burdekin have plenty of common ground when it comes to soil health. Five Tablelands graziers soaked up Burdekin knowledge recently on a field trip to cattle stations near Charters Towers and Ayr, where pastures have improved since changes were adopted several...

    Read More

  • Have your say on our region’s NRM Plan

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 12:41 am

    The Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country is being reviewed and updated, and we'd love to hear from you all. This is our region’s natural resource management plan, which supports decision-making at all levels – from investors and policy-makers to local government, community groups and land managers. The plan is online and can be...

    Read More

  • Soil health microscope workshop

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 24, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Join us for this free workshop on Wednesday 4 December in Innisfail...

    Read More

  • AGM for Terrain NRM

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 21, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Friday Nov 29 from 3.45pm. Come and farewell Carole, meet new CEO Stewart Christie and learn what we've been up to over the past financial year.

    Read More

  • MIP milestones

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 20, 2019 at 6:41 am

    We've just passed the halfway mark of the Major Integrated Project. Here's a recap of some achievements in Catchment Repair & Treatment Systems, Local Scale Monitoring, Farm Services & Coordination and Influencing

    Read More

  • National Agriculture Day – Innisfail

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 19, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Come to Anzac Park on Thurs 21 Nov for a free BBQ, lucky prizes, agribusinesses and more...

    Read More

  • Sustainable Farming Day

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    November 13, 2019 at 6:25 am

    Cane, banana and tropical fruit producers shared sustainable farming practices with a crowd of more than 100 people recently. Guest speakers at the Tully Sustainable Farming Day spoke about challenges across the industries and opportunities now and into the future. Wet Tropics Sugar Industry Partnership’s Alex Lindsay said an all-Tully cast of speakers – including...

    Read More

  • Wet Tropics Finalists – Reef Champion Awards

    From: Monica Haynes
    November 1, 2019 at 3:26 am

    An Innisfail extension officer, a Tablelands grazier couple and a trailblazing sugar industry partnership are amongst the finalists in this year’s Reef Champion Awards. The Awards, run by the Reef Alliance with support from the Australian and Queensland governments, recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations working to improve the quality of water entering...

    Read More

  • Cattle station helps to protect the Reef

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    October 3, 2019 at 12:21 am

    A remote cattle property in Far North Queensland is doing its bit to help the Great Barrier Reef. Tirrabella Cattle Station’s Fitchett family will prevent more than 150 tonnes of sediment – equivalent to seven semi-trailer loads - from reaching the Reef each year through a recently-completed rock chute on their grazing land in the...

    Read More