FBA is calling for expressions of interest from graziers in the Fitzroy Basin region wanting to improve their profitability and productivity. Support to the value of $35,000 per business is on offer for training and customised professional development opportunities focused around improving profitability and performance.
Businesses will be benchmarked and graziers will be provided with information, customised training and support to improve their whole of business management. The program is coordinated by FBA, through funding from The Reef Trust and aims to improve local water quality. The Reef Trust is being delivered by the Australian Government, in collaboration with the Queensland Government, and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
Am I eligible?
Assistance and funding is on offer to graziers in FBA’s region who are:
- aspiring to improve and change their management practices
- willing to commit to work with FBA over the next 2 years.
For more details on eligibility please download the expression of interest form.
What is involved?
Participants must be willing to complete benchmarking tools and participate in training and development opportunities and ongoing surveys. FBA has engaged professionals to assist graziers identify where they align with their peers and how they can make improvements to their business. Sharing information and lessons learned with other graziers at group events, field days and through case studies is also an important aspect of the program.
Subsidised training and development opportunities and support to the value of $35,000 per business is on offer and graziers will be encouraged to adopt new practices as a result. Improving practices ultimately leads to better soil retention, reduced erosion and less sediment and nutrients reaching local waterways and the Great Barrier Reef.
Applicants not selected will still have the opportunity to take part in training and development opportunities across the region, so all graziers are encouraged to apply.
When do applications close?
Applications close 14 July 2016.
How do I apply?
To apply, download the expression of interest form and fill out your details electronically or by hand and return by the due date.
For more information please contact:
Grazing Land Management Officer
Fitzroy Basin Association Inc.
P | (07) 4999 2805 M 0447 992 800
E | Reece Brooks@fba.org.au
About Reef Trust
FBA was one of the first to be awarded funding through the Reef Trust. Our team developed a new concept to look at profit, performance and water quality outcomes in grazing and has partnered with NQ Dry Tropics to gain funding. The Reef Trust is being delivered by the Australian Government, in collaboration with the Queensland Government, and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.