Grants to im­prove wa­ter flow to the Reef

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

TER­RAIN NRM will soon be of­fer­ing Reef Res­cue Wa­ter Qual­ity Grants to farm­ers in the Wet Trop­ics. The grants are to im­prove wa­ter qual­ity en­ter­ing the Great Bar­rier Reef by chang­ing their farm­ing prac­tices.

Through the fed­eral govern­ment’s Car­ing for our Coun­try ini­tia­tive, a fur­ther $200 mil­lion has been com­mit­ted to a sec­ond phase of Reef Res­cue, which will im­prove the qual­ity of wa­ter flow­ing into the Great Bar­rier Reef la­goon.

‘‘In the Wet Trop­ics, the part­ner­ship be­tween in­dus­try, govern­ment, scien- tists and Ter­rain meant that the de­liv­ery of the first five years of the Reef Res­cue ini­tia­tive was ex­tremely suc­cess­ful and highly re­garded,’’ said Ter­rain’s CEO, Ca­role Sweat­man.

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