Establish a staged project commencing with 16km of cattle fencing located in Bush Paddock on Mt Elliott, subdividing areas used consistently for rotational grazing, from areas of Brigalow / Belah forest community. The Threatened Ecological Community will be strategically grazed maintaining production & enhancing biodiversity of the endangered ecosystem, promoting sustainable grazing practices, & highlighting the rationale that production & biodiversity conservation can coexist & compliment the operation of a substantial grazing enterprise.
Stage 1 ‐ Control erosion on major property waterway & around dam by‐washes by fencing 3 km section adjacent the waterway. 3 additional water points need to be established external to the waterway to allow access to water for stock. A trough currently located within the waterway will be required to be relocated out of the waterway. Some earth works will be required (i.e. drains) to assist the stabilisation and drainage of the area.
Stage 2 ‐ Rehabilitation of QLD Bluegrass pastures by controlled stocking rates on downs country through additional fencing, establishing new & strategically located watering points.
Stage 3 ‐ Expand areas of QLD Bluegrass pastures by controlled stocking rates on downs country through additional fencing, establishing new & strategic watering points.
This project will divide a north eastern paddock (Plain Paddock) consisting of 1942 ha into approx. 4 x 485 ha sheep proof (hinge joint) paddocks, producing grazing cells, which can more easily be managed through a rotational grazing system. The fencing under this project will allow the main divisional fence of 3.3 kilometres to be constructed, (see Project Diagram), as a basis for further rotational grazing blocks to be fenced and established by the landholders in the future.
This project will be to fence and provide watering points for protection and conservation purposes. 6.75 kilometres of 4 barb fencing will subdivide 2797ha containing 652 ha of brigalow/belah threatened ecological community for conservation and sustainable grazing practices. This large area will be subdivided with fencing into two smaller paddocks to allow for controlled grazing through rest and graze periods with optimum stocking density matched to carrying capacity rates. This will result in improved ground cover. Control of watering points through the installation of 2 tanks and 4 troughs is essential to shut off waters from kangaroos when paddock is resting. South West NRM Funds contributed to this project are $20438.00