Grazing resilience and sustainable solutions (GRASS) program

The GRASS program supports beef producers in the Burdekin, Fitzroy and Burnett Mary regions.

We work with you, delivering one-on-one support and tailored land-management plans to address land in poor or degraded condition. By participating in the GRASS program, you can access resources and identify actions that lead to improved condition and productivity for poor or degraded land on your property. Participating will also help you identify measures that will prevent severely degraded areas from further degrading.

The program has a range of financial incentives to assist landholders to undertake infrastructure improvements such as:

  • fencing
  • water troughs
  • erosion works.

We also support you to understand the:

  • requirements of the Reef protection regulations
  • associated minimum standards for grazing in catchments that flow into the Great Barrier Reef.

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has developed an information package to assist participants, including free customised maps to help you identify potential land condition issues and provide a springboard to more productive and sustainable management decisions.

The free, customised maps include information on:

  • property infrastructure
  • land types
  • ground cover levels
  • potential land condition hotspots.

The GRASS program is available to you if you are a grazier in the Burdekin, Fitzroy or Burnett-Mary regions and have some land in a poor or degraded condition.

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