The Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (MIP) is the first of its kind – a reef water quality program that is funded by the Queensland Government but designed by the local community.
A Consortium of over 40 organisations and hundreds of people in our community have shaped this project. By working together and pooling their knowledge about the landscapes and conditions of the Tully and Johnstone catchments, the people living and working in these areas have helped to design a program tailor-made to their environment.
Opportunity to make a difference
The Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project concentrates efforts into the Tully and the Johnstone catchments. It is an opportunity to achieve a greater impact on water quality by using a more localised approach. This concept was recommended by the Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce.
The project builds on the many water quality improvements already happening in the catchments. This means we can really focus on delivering enduring and sustainable land management in a way that benefits local communities.
What is the program?
Farming practice change is central to the project because it is the proven most cost-effective way of improving water quality. However, other actions are included in the mix to help meet water quality targets. The project is working with all parts of the community, because it recognises that we have a collective responsibility to improve water quality.
Up to $15 million will be invested in the project over the next three years. Click through to read more about each activity area.
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