Healthy landscapes for strong communities
IN THE lead-up to the Queensland election, Natural Resource Management Regions Queensland is urging all political parties to endorse its blueprint for securing rural and regional jobs and the viability of communities.
As the state’s rural industries continue to reel under the weight of soil loss, declining water quality, exotic pests and extreme weather events, rural jobs are evaporating and communities are withering.
Natural Resource Management Regions Queensland chief executive officer Andrew Drysdale said their experience meant they knew what made regional communities tick.
“We know when we have a healthy, well-managed landscape, we have productive rural industries that generate jobs and support our towns,” Mr Drysdale said.