Training suppliers wanted for Grazing BMP program
Posted on March 29th, 2014
Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) is seeking proposals from training providers to gain pre-approval for the upcoming training subsidy program. There are two training objectives to this program: property planning and sediment control. A component of these programs is to assist landholders to attend training.
Courses that have pre-approved subsidy statuses will be advertised through FBA networks to landholders in the region. Landholders will then know, in advance, which courses they can seek re-imbursement from if they were to attend. Courses that are not on the pre-approved subsidy list will not be eligible for reimbursement through FBA.
Through funding received from the Australian Government, FBA will deliver a program that increases the number of landholders who have adopted sustainable land management practices that increase productivity and improve the quality of ecosystem services. This objective will be achieved by increasing the number of land managers who have improved their knowledge and skills in implementing sustainable land management practices and their knowledge of how these practices deliver ecosystem services.
Through funding from the Australian Government, FBA aims to reduce sediment, nutrient and pesticide loads delivered to the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon resulting from agricultural activity in the Fitzroy Basin. Specifically for the grazing industry, the Australian Government aims to reduce the human-caused sediment loss from grazing lands by 50%.
For further information, visit the Tenders and funding page or contact Senior Project Officer Adam Northey on (07) 4992 5417.