A big thank you to our hosts, the Ogg family on Ayrshire Downs, who allowed us to hold a workshop on their property this week bringing together landholders, Government Officers from the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water and DCQ to provide updates on some of the activity happening in their area. The Watertight 2027 project is well underway with landholders working hard to get flowing bores throughout the region capped and piped by 2027, properties in this area will be hosting trial releases of a new bug which we hope will reduce the impacts of the weed of national significance, Prickly Acacia and some properties will also be hosting trials on new chemical control techniques. Throughout all of this work, ground cover monitoring data will be available to landholders to measure changes due to variations in their management.
DCQ will be holding a further 5 of these types of meetings throughout the region to allow landholders to dive deep with questions about work underway, something not always possible at large field days. The workshop planned for Boulia at the end of March has been postponed due to the flooding but will be back on very soon and for more information about the May camel handling day to be held at Stamford, already a very popular event, contact Doug Allpass here at the DCQ office in Longreach on 0746580600.