No rest for the MIP

September 25, 2017

Celebrating the launch of the Wet Tropics Major Integrated ProjectFollowing the official launch of the Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project, community members are invited to attend local celebration and information sessions as implementation of the three year project begins.

Terrain CEO Carole Sweatman said it’s a chance to thank growers and the community for a tremendous local contribution, and while the celebration signals a change from “design” to “doing”, there will be no change in pace!

“The immense amount of time, effort and knowledge invested by the community has really contributed to the design phase being such a success. We think it’s important to reflect and celebrate what’s been achieved so far, but also to keep up the momentum into the next stage,” said Ms Sweatman.

The celebration and information sessions will be held in Tully on Friday 29th September, from 4 - 7pm at the Tully Mill Recreation Hall, and in Mourilyan on Friday 6th October from 4 - 7pm, at the Australian Sugar Heritage Centre. The project team will present the project design, go through the project action plans and the "where to from here", discuss project governance arrangements, and answer any questions.

“In keeping with the grass-roots design, delivering the Major Integrated Project has to work at different scales and circumstances. These info sessions are really important opportunities for growers and community to provide input on how it needs to happens on the ground,” said Ms Sweatman.

“Another thing we’re all thinking about is the timing of activities. To get a full three years of monitoring and data for trialling new approaches, we’ve got to get cracking on installation of treatment systems and local-scale monitoring before this year’s wet season.”

The information sessions will be followed by drinks and nibbles. The Project Team and Project Panel said a bit of celebration is in order before everyone rolls up their sleeves and gets stuck into taking the MIP from design to doing.