SOIL: Southwest soil to reap from state government funding injection.
SOIL: Southwest soil to reap from state government funding injection. Chet_W

State government sows cash in local soil

THRIVING communities is the end goal for the State Government after investing in soil improvement in the southwest.

The Warrego is one of many regions selected by Southern Queensland Landscapes to improve the health and stability of soil in a targeted project spanning 12,500ha.

The project will run until the end of June 2020 and will include priority areas of Chinchilla, Toobeah, Dalby-Brookstead and southern Paroo-Warrego.

Southern Queensland Landscapes project officer Vanessa MacDonald said the state-funded project aimed to support land managers to take practical steps to improve the health and stability of soils.

"Improved soil is about more than crops, livestock and vegetation,” she said.

"Together they translate into productive and thriving communities.”

A key component of the project will be a working partnership between Southern Queensland Landscapes and land managers to find knowledge gaps and locally relevant best-practice options.

"We will be working with community, industry, Landcare and traditional owner groups/networks to deliver meaningful project outcomes - harnessing their expertise and knowledge of the priority areas,” she said.

"We are supporting land managers to protect one of our region's most important assets.”



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