Kicking in for Kin Kin Creek catchment

Published:

A team of Noosa erosion busters are receiving Australian Government support for their efforts to reduce sediment volumes in Lake Cootharaba while also boosting the catchment's soil health and farm productivity.  

The Keeping It In Kin Kin (KIIKK) project is working with local farmers and landholders to target erosion hot spots and improve the quality of water flowing into the lake and topsoil biodiversity.
 
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said Noosa & District Landcare is using $49,887 from the Smart Farms Small Grants program to conduct on-ground activities and landholder engagement.
 
"Lake Cootharaba is one of Queensland's most popular natural spots, as well as also being an important recreational drawcard and water resource – it needs to be managed carefully," Minister Littleproud said.
 
"The KIIKK project's main aim is to actively engage with landholders to create an awareness of land management practices and remediation tools that will aid in the reduction of sediment movement.
 
"The Australian Government applauds the way the community has mobilised to improve this critical local asset while also assisting farmers to adopt sustainable land management practices which will enhance their production systems."
 
Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien said one of the key benefits of the KIIKK project will be the prevention of the loss of productive top-soil from primary production land.
 
"Partnering with local landholders to improve practices that enhance soil health and condition is a fundamental aspect of this project," Mr O'Brien said.
 
"On-ground activities will extend the area of natural riparian habitat, address soil erosion issues and improve soil health.
 
"There will also be workshops and field days on topics such as pasture management, rotational grazing, pasture species diversity, exclusion fencing, off creek stock watering points and how to improve soil through increasing microbial activity and organic matter."
 
Smart Farms Small Grants is part of the second phase of the National Landcare program, a $1.1 billion Australian Government commitment to natural resource management.
 
More than $5 million is being invested in 113 projects through Round 3 of Smart Farms Small Grants.
 
The recipients of the grants include Landcare, farming businesses, farm systems groups, community groups and indigenous organisations.
 
This program is developing and extending new tools and technologies to help farmers and regional communities adopt best practice land management.
 
For more details about Smart Farms Small Grants click onto Australian Government investment in Landcare
 
Fast Facts  

  • Agriculture is the predominant landuse in the 20,000-hectare Kin Kin catchment, with livestock grazing, mixed farming and horticulture the main enterprises.
  • Noosa & District Landcare Group promotes the value, protection and rehabilitation of coastal and hinterland ecosystems within the Noosa Biosphere and local associated regions.
  • The KIIKK project will be completed by June 2022.
 
Australian Government Conservation Environment Gardens & Parks Political
Social:   

Llew O'Brien MP : View Full Profile
PO Box 283, Gympie
1300 301 968
Llew O'Brien MP
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Funding for bushfire projects to drive long term recovery in Noosa and Gympie 13 August 2020 | Noosa and Gympie are among Queensland regions in line to share in $36.8 million for bushfire recovery projects, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien announced today. More information...
$17,000 for Men's Sheds in Wide Bay 10 August 2020 | Three Men's Sheds in Wide Bay will share more than $17,000 in federal funding to support the health and wellbeing of local men, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien announced today. More information...
Queensland joint venture secures major Gympie bypass contract 07 August 2020 | A Queensland joint venture has won the first major contract on the jointly funded $1 billion Bruce Highway – Cooroy to Curra – Section D project (also known as the Gympie Bypass), on which construction is... More information...
Commemorative medallion and certificate available to Wide Bay Second World War veterans 07 August 2020 | Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien is encouraging Wide Bay's Second World War veterans to apply for a special commemorative medallion and certificate marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second... More information...
Learning about Wide Bay's Second World War history is easier than ever 07 August 2020 | As the 75th anniversary of the end of the war on 15 August approaches, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien is encouraging local people to learn more about the stories of our Second World War veterans. More information...
Helping small businesses lower power bills 06 August 2020 | Small businesses can now apply for grants to help lower their power bills, with Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien encouraging them to act fast before applications close. More information...
Strengthening the fight against pests and weeds in Wide Bay 05 August 2020 | Wide Bay farmers and landholders are invited to apply for grants to help develop new or improved pest animal and weed controls, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien announced today. More information...
Tenders called to build $14 million Bruce Highway roundabout in Wide Bay 31 July 2020 | Tenders have been called to build a new roundabout as part of the jointly-funded $14 million Bruce Highway – Wide Bay Intersection Upgrade, signalling a late 2020 construction start on a project which will boost... More information...
Improving digital connectivity in Wide Bay 29 July 2020 | Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien is encouraging local regional development organisations, telecommunications providers and government organisations to apply for funding to improve telecommunications... More information...
Wide Bay commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War 23 July 2020 | Wide Bay schools, community and ex-service organisations will receive resources to help commemorate and honour the service of those who served in the Second World War, 75 years on from the war's end. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service