Queensland Government: Investing in the Fitzroy for better Reef water quality

The Fitzroy Basin is the second largest basin in Australia and a priority region for managing the quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef.

The Queensland Government’s $270.1 million Queensland Reef Water Quality Program funds a range of projects working with industry, agricultural producers  and communities across the six Reef regions, including the Fitzroy region.

Each year, $1.25 million is invested to support the five regional report card partnerships in the Great Barrier Reef catchment, including $140,000 for the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health.

The Queensland Government’s Reef Assist program is providing funding towards on-ground restoration projects with employment and training outcomes for  participants.

The Woorabinda Healing Country and Gully Remediation Program is a $1.39 million Reef Assist 2.0 project being led by Greening Australia. The two-year  project focuses on reducing sediment run-off by stabilising eroding gullies and streambanks across Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council land and Woorabinda  Pastoral Company land. It is providing valuable opportunities for First Nations people to develop skills and work on Country.

The Woorabinda project is one of 11 projects funded across the entire Great Barrier Reef catchment under the second phase of the Queensland Government’s $33.5 million Reef Assist program.

The Queensland Government is committed to working with local communities and organisations like the Fitzroy Partnership for River Health to support their  stewardship and on-ground activities to improve the health of their local waterways and the Great Barrier Reef.