Read stories of inspiring producers innovating land management practices to improve the health and longevity of their grazing businesses while decreasing sediment run-off into Great Barrier Reef catchments.

Brett and Pip Krafft

‘Rainbow Hill’, Thangool.

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Richard and Adele Acton

‘Greenroc’, Thangool.

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Andrew and Tali Brownlie

‘Lochmead’, Emerald.

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Bristow and Ureisha Hughes

Strathalbyn Station, Bowen.

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Kale and Karin Robinson

Hillsborough Station, Ravenswood.

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Since 2016, Project Pioneer has provided education, resources and support for graziers to develop farm management capacity, grow property production, improve land condition and build more profitable and resilient operations.

The Australian Government’s Reef Trust, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and RCS are pleased to announce that applications are once again open for graziers within certain Great Barrier Reef catchments to participate in Project Pioneer. Successful applicants will receive a $30,000 education and support package. Round 2 applications close May 31, 2019.




With funding through the Reef Trust Phase Three Investment Programme, the Australian Government appointed RCS to deliver the 2016-2019 stage of Project Pioneer – Innovation in Grazing Management, which has supported graziers to innovate land management practices and decrease sediment run-off across high priority grazing lands within Great Barrier Reef catchments. The project is supported by WWF, CQUniversity, Maia Technology and Farm Map 4D.