Our projects and achievements
Thanks to the hard work of staff, partner organisations and the wider community, our programs have continued to deliver significant on-ground success stories. Here are just a few…
Restoring habitat and improving resilience for the Bridled Nailtail Wallaby
The endangered Bridled Nailtail Wallaby is a small wallaby restricted to areas around Emerald, Marlborough and Dingo. With an investment of $1.15 million from Australian Government’s Biodiversity Fund, we have worked with partner organisations to secure this wallaby’s remaining populations.
The Biodiversity Fund project finishes in June 2017 and has exceeded its primary aims:
- The population of wallabies on Taunton National Park (Scientific) has doubled
- Over 5,000 hectares of suitable habitat around Taunton National Park (Scientific) is being managed to benefit Bridled Nailtail Wallabies
- A coordinated approach between stakeholders such as the Australian Government, Queensland Government, natural resource management groups, community groups, landholders and industry has been implemented.
Community resilience program recognised in State awards
Our program to empower Fitzroy Basin communities and organisations to work together to recover from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald and build resilience for future natural disasters received a ‘highly commended’ award at the 2016 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards.
Together with Dawson Catchment Coordinating Association (DCCA) and Capricornia Catchments, we worked with over 100 landholders to repair damage to their properties, help them resume agricultural production sooner, and enhance their resilience to future natural disasters.
FBA Chief Executive Officer Paul Birch said working in close partnership with local councils, Queensland Government departments and peak industry bodies to assess damage, set restoration priorities and provide on-ground support to landholders was the key to the program’s success.
FLOW celebrates fifth birthday
Since FLOW’s opening in March 2012 more than 20,000 people including 6000 students, 51 schools and 14,000 international, national and local visitors have travelled into the interactive, educational space that is FLOW.
FBA Chief Executive Officer Paul Birch said FLOW has built a strong reputation for delivering important environmental messages in an innovative and engaging way.
“FLOW is the only centre of its kind in Queensland, sharing the learnings of FBA’s programs in a unique way that has seen the centre and its FLOW on the Go program welcome new schools every year,” Mr Birch said.
FBA excels in national self-assessment audit
FBA recently undertook a self-assessment audit against the Australian Government’s Performance Framework for natural resource management organisations, and the results showed FBA is leading the way, with 100% compliance against all 10 of the expected practices audited.
The Performance Framework delivers the necessary tools to support continuous improvement, promotes best practice, innovation and peer learning and drives overall excellence in the sector, and we are very proud to have achieved such a high standard.