$33 mil for GBR water quality
ENVIRONMENT managers will receive $33 million from the State Government to improve Great Barrier Reef water quality — but they don’t yet know how they will spend the money.
Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisations will co-ordinate the new funds to deliver on ground pollution reduction in the Wet Tropics and Burdekin regions.
They have been tasked with designing major integrated projects in the region over four years.
Terrain NRM chief executive Carole Sweatman said the projects were a major opportunity for collaboration across northern Queensland.
But when asked what projects would be rolled out, she said it would be up to a consortium of more than 40 partners to decide that over the next six months.
“This could be everything from traditional grants through to ongoing extension, which are obviously always important,” she said.
She said whatever projects were to be implemented would hopefully reduce the amount of run-off reaching the Reef and improve water quality. ONCE more the drums are beating with tales tall and true of life in the balmy tropics . . .
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