Natural Resources Investment Program
Queensland will invest more than $61 million over the next 4 years to ensure the state’s natural land and water resources are sustainably managed under the Natural Resources Investment Program 2018-2022. This includes dedicated funds for Great Barrier Reef catchments.
The funding acknowledges the important role that the natural resource management bodies and the community play in repairing and improving Queensland’s unique assets for future generations.
Innovation grants now open
The TraNsfoRM! Innovation funding round, offering up to $1 million per project, is now open.
The focus of this round of funding is to develop innovative approaches to improve land and water condition, with key outcomes contributing towards improvements such as:
- health and stability of soil
- condition and extent of native vegetation
- quality and flow of water
- water entering the Great Barrier Reef.
The funding provides an opportunity for the development of new and more efficient processes, technologies, activities and tools to improve, repair and restore Queensland’s natural assets.
How to apply
To apply, visit the SmartyGrants portal and click Log in. You'll be given the option to enter your user name or register for a new account.
Make sure you read the program guidelines (PDF, 231.7KB) before starting your application.
The deadline for applications is 2pm, Tuesday 12 February 2019.
Successful applicants will be notified by email following the assessment process.
For more information or to register for updates email email@example.com.
In the first round of funding, all Queensland natural resource management regional bodies have successfully bid for up to $27 million in funding to sustain natural resources and improve reef water quality across the state. See the list below for projects that received support.
The Natural Resources Investment Program 2018-2022 works under a natural resource management asset framework with these priorities and principles (PDF, 139.8KB).
|North Queensland Dry Tropics||Linking Burdekin landholders to their frontage country for vegetation, soil and water quality gains|
|Cape York Natural Resource Management||Improving native vegetation and soil condition of grazing lands within the joint management area|
|Healthy Land and Water||Improving adoption of best practice to improve soil health, land condition, water quality, through grazing best management practice in South East Queensland|
|Reef Catchments||Improving the relative ecological condition of freshwater streams and wetlands in the Mackay Whitsunday region|
|Torres Strait Regional Authority||Natural resource management, engagement and education in the Torres Strait region|
|Terrain Natural Resource Management||Mossman integrated catchment repair project: building landscape resilience with farmers, for farmers|
|Terrain Natural Resource Management||Many hands make light work - Wet Tropics partnerships for improving native vegetation condition|
|North Queensland Dry Tropics||Reducing fine sediments by maintaining and restoring Burdekin stream banks and coastal wetlands|
|Cape York Natural Resource Management||Springvale Station West Normanby Distal Gully Demonstration Site - Normanby Basin|
|Reef Catchments||Addressing priority sub-catchment water quality targets through grazing management interventions|
|Terrain Natural Resource Management||Upper Johnstone integrated project - improving reef water quality by reducing sediment loss|
|Burnett Mary Regional Group||Burnett Mary streambank and wetland recovery for reef water quality|
|State Council of River Trusts Queensland||Facilitate coordination and riparian works by river improvement trusts across the state|
|Queensland Water and Land Carers||Support their volunteer base in undertaking important initiatives across the state|
- Read about the current 2013 - 2018 program.
Last updated 11 December 2018