Our Future Plan

The NRM Plan in your words

We travelled from Stanthorpe in Southern Queensland to Injune, out west, asking people about the future of our landscape and communities. What do they think will make our region more sustainable? Is there a future for our kids? This film was produced as part of our Regional Natural Resource Management Plan for the Border Rivers and Maranoa-Balonne which sets out project priorities for the next 20 years or so. We hope you enjoy the film and please – have your say on the plan.

Customised climate forecasting for lot-feeder

The University of Southern Queensland has been engaged by lot-feeder Mort & Co to provide a customised climate forecasting service to help it better manage risk in its business, which includes cattle, cereals and cotton.

“This sort of customised climate forecasting is based on a three-month risk assessment, which might say an El Nino is likely to bring drought or challenging conditions to eastern Australia, but above-average seasonal conditions for the US, India or China,” USQ International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences climate scientist Dave McRae said.

“As a big commodity producer and consumer, that’s quite important to Mort & Co because of their exposure to international beef and feedgrain prices.”

You can read more about it in the Queensland Country Life or at the University of Southern Queensland.

Community Consultation is here!

This Plan belongs to the community and that includes you.  We value your opinion and would love to hear from you – about your thoughts on our region and how its assets should be assets.  So whether you are a land holder, student, scientist or just a concerned citizen, we would love to hear from you.

The NRM Plan of a region…

Welcome to the website for the latest update of the Regional Natural Resource Management Plan.

If you live in the Border Rivers or Maranoa-Balonne or visit our wonderful part of Queensland, this Plan is actually all about you. This Plan is all about giving everyone the chance to build the future of the region, to enhance what we have, protect our natural heritage, learn from each other and  make a positive difference.

This is a community-driven Plan and everyone in the region has a role to play in its development, its implementation and tracking its success stories. Land managers, those engaged in industry and business, governments, community groups, students and everyday community members all have an opinion on what is best for our region and have the ability to shape its future by their actions.

This Plan is being coordinated by the Queensland Murray-Darling Committee and we’ll keep you up to date with the DRAFT Plan, events and news here on this site as well as on our Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.