- Sub-Catchment Planning
Sub-Catchment Planning is a program that supports groups of landholders working together to identify natural resource management (NRM) issues and develop local solutions.
This program provides opportunities for people to share ideas, gather information, support one another through difficult times, and (most importantly) tackle natural resource issues in a coordinated way. Supporting Sub-Catchment Planning is a major part of QMDC's business.
Essentially, the Sub-Catchment Planning process involves forming a group, working together to identify NRM issues, gathering information, planning local solutions, and monitoring the progress of the group’s actions.
QMDC’s Sub-Catchment Planning program has recently undergone an extensive review process. A link to the guidelines is available on this page.
Demonstrating the measurable impacts of sub-catchment planning is important to QMDC. A report completed in 2010 clearly demonstrates the estimated benefits of soil conservation works in the Moonie (Back Creek) and Upper Boogera catchments. Click here to read the report.
Real people, real stories
There are many farmers already participating in Sub-Catchment Planning. Their stories are stories of local challenges and great successes. Read about real farmers, their experiences, and what the program has helped them to achieve by checking out our fact sheets and case studies.
QMDC updated its guidelines for Sub-Catchment Planning in 2011. Click here for a copy of the updated document (1.7mb pdf).
The funding for the Sub-Catchment Planning program has been made available through the financial support of various Queensland and Australian Government funding programs, including the Caring for Our Country program.