Queensland announces reef runoff funding

The Queensland State Government has announced $1.95 million in funding for the development of best practices in management of runoff for horticulture growers in the Great Barrier Reef area.

State Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Leeane Enoch said that the the program will provide support through extension, communication, engagement and marketing, and aligns with other education and extension programs in Reef catchments.

"Queensland fruit and vegetables are second to none, but to produce the best, you need to be the best,” Ms Enoch said.

"That’s why the Palaszczuk Government is supporting growers with this best practice program, so they can bolster their productivity, profitability, and ensure better environmental outcomes for our waterways and the Reef.”

“We’ve now invested more than $20 million in Reef catchments for various industry-led BMPs, including grazing, cane, banana and grains.

“Protecting the Reef is one of our government’s key Advancing Queensland priorities, and we’ll continue to work with the horticulture industry to follow the success of the program and better understand the industry’s needs.”

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