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Landscape Resilience in the important sugar production area of the Lower Burdekin Delta

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

Burdekin Bowen Integrated Floodplain Management Advisory Committee Inc (BBIFMAC)

Industries

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Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

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Funding source

Burdekin Bowen Integrated Floodplain Management Advisory Committee Inc

NQ Dry Tropics

Queensland Regional NRM Investment Program 2013-16 - Improving landscape resilience in the important sugar production area of the Lower Burdekin Delta

Funding amount

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In-kind contribution

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Start date

1 September 2013

End date

30 June 2016

Summary

The project aims to restore seasonality for landscape resilience in the important sugar production area of the Lower Burdekin Delta. Improved health and ecological functioning of Great Barrier Reef wetland ecosystems will lead to a healthy and resilient Great Barrier Reef.

This project is one small ‘building block’ that will support larger objectives, all aimed at providing for sustainable agriculture whilst maintaining (and hopefully improving) the high environmental values of the region. With internationally important natural areas of the Great Barrier Reef and the Ramsar Wetlands of Bowling Green Bay on its doorstep, the natural values could not be any higher.

The Burdekin District is also the largest cane growing area in Australia, which demonstrates the high economic and social importance of the location. While changes to the landscape have occurred historically, the future of all environmental, social and economic values of the area will depend upon finding a healthy ecological balance.

Benefits

Public benefits will potentially include:
  • improved long-term business and livelihood security for residents in the Lower Burdekin
  • a reduction in the risk of flooding
  • a healthier functioning wetland system supporting the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef and the Ramsar Wetlands of Bowling Green Bay.

Lesson

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Reference ID

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Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Landscape Resilience in the important sugar production area of the Lower Burdekin Delta, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/landscape-resilience-in-the-important-sugar-production-area-of-the-lower-33e0/>.

Queensland Government
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