David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Clear as crystal waterway and land management coming to Condamine Headwaters

January 19, 2020

With a $20,000 investment from the Federal Government’s Communities Environment Program, Condamine Headwaters Landcare Group (CHLG) will host on-farm waterway management demonstrations, Maranoa MP David Littleproud today announced.

“These on-farm demonstrations will focus on natural sequence farming – giving landholders more options in how they manage waterways and erosion,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Reducing erosion, limiting sediment and nutrient run-off leads to better land management practices and gives vegetation a chance to grow back along waterways.

“The future of Australian agriculture relies on sustainable farming, best land management practices and our farmers are always looking for new practices to stay sustainable and profitable.

“Ultimately, this leads to more profitable agriculture, fishing and forestry industries.

“I look forward to seeing the results – natural sequence farming projects will be surveyed and photographed before and after.

“That information will be valuable to gauge the effectiveness of natural sequence farming and what landholders can expect as they incorporate the technique on their own properties.

“The project will extend across the Condamine Headwaters region, including areas around Killarney, Warwick, Maryvale, Allora, Clifton and Cambooya.”

Through this round of the Communities Environment Program $22 million has been secured for community clubs, not-for-profit organisations, landcare groups and schools to address a pest or environmental issue.

Each federal electorate has been allocated up to $150,000 in 2019-20 for up to 20 projects.