Every action, no matter how big or small, makes a difference!

If our region is to achieve the CQSS2030 vision and targets there’s a lot to do and we need everyone to play a part. We encourage all businesses, groups, organisations and individuals to celebrate what they’re doing and inspire others by adding their actions here.

Take a look at what’s being done, who’s been doing it, and the difference they’ve made.

Tangaroa Blue: ReefClean at Curtis Island

Tangaroa Blue: ReefClean at Curtis Island

All smiles on Curtis Island with over 1 tonne (yes, you read that right) of marine debris collected! Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who joined, and partners who made this clean-up happen. This clean-up is a part of ReefClean; a project funded by the Australian Government's Reef Trust.

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CQUniversity: Restoring coastal seagrass – the kidneys of the Reef

CQUniversity: Restoring coastal seagrass – the kidneys of the Reef

CQUniversity’s Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre (CMERC) was launched in 2019 to address significant knowledge gaps in the mainstream understanding of coastal ecosystems and how development and industry activities impact on these areas, especially when it comes to the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

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CQUniversity: Reviving CQ koala populations

CQUniversity: Reviving CQ koala populations

CQUniversity's Koala Research CQ team is undertaking a suite of projects investigating stress levels in local koala populations, how to improve and expand habitat through vegetation offset programs and increase appreciation of Traditional culture knowledge of the iconic animal.

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Project Pioneer: Comparative Water Quality Survey

Project Pioneer: Comparative Water Quality Survey

Working through Project Pioneer, led by RCS Australia and WWF, CQUniversity researchers measured water run-off from properties managed under regenerative grazing with those of neighbouring properties. Collected data showed huge potential for regen ag to improve the quality of water entering rivers in Reef catchments.

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Gladstone Conservation Council: Oakwood BEAM fungal pilot project

Gladstone Conservation Council: Oakwood BEAM fungal pilot project

We are a group of local graziers in Bracewell who are working together to improve our soil fertility and beef production. With the help of a bursary from Fitzroy Basin Association, we are running field trials in grazing land of an on-farm brewed high-fungal tea which improves soil carbon and fertility.

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Rockhampton Regional Council: Collective action driving environmental sustainability

Rockhampton Regional Council: Collective action driving environmental sustainability

Rockhampton Regional Council's Sustainability Strategy aims to support the live-ability and continued prosperity of the Rockhampton Region by working collaboratively to progress key local initiatives. The annual 'Year in Review' report checks in on progress and highlights key achievements against the Strategy.

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Growcom: HORT360 GBR Queensland Project

Growcom: HORT360 GBR Queensland Project

Hort360 GBR assists horticulture growers to address priority actions required to achieve best management practices across the Great Barrier Reef catchments. The project provides an opportunity for growers to self-assess and/or work with a facilitator, to identify current on-farm practices and demonstrate improvements to management of nutrient, pesticide, sediment and run-off.

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Conservation Volunteers Australia: The impact of of ocean litter

Conservation Volunteers Australia: The impact of of ocean litter

Roughly 9.2 billion tonnes has been produced globally, and each year 130,000 tonnes of plastic comes from Australia alone. All of this plastic ends up somewhere, with around 8 million tonnes of it is flowing into our oceans annually.

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CQUniversity: Community engaged in seagrass restoration

CQUniversity: Community engaged in seagrass restoration

A CQUniversity-led citizen science project will use community volunteers to collect seagrass flowers from seagrass banks off Gladstone, Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast for use in seagrass restoration, with the first collection for the year set for August.

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Cotton Australia: Improving cotton soil health and strategic water use

Cotton Australia: Improving cotton soil health and strategic water use

With 520 hectares of irrigation country Aaron Kiely is always keen to maximise his water efficiency and stewardship. So it was with great enthusiasm that he accepted a grant from the Fitzroy Basin Association for a whole of farm project aimed at soil health and water efficiency.

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CQUniversity: Training at Dreamtime Cultural Centre Boosted by new Skilling Queenslanders for Work Funding

CQUniversity: Training at Dreamtime Cultural Centre Boosted by new Skilling Queenslanders for Work Funding

A Conservation and Land Management training partnership between the Central Queensland Aboriginal Corporation for Cultural Activities (CQACCA), the Dreamtime Cultural Centre and CQUniversity, has helped one participant gain new skills and experience that he could take to the bank.

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Capricorn Coast Landcare Group: Fig Tree Creek Project

Capricorn Coast Landcare Group: Fig Tree Creek Project

Capricorn Coast Landcare Group commenced rehabilitation of the lower section of Fig Tree Creek in 2010 and continues to progressively add to on-ground works that reinstate the functioning of Yeppoon's major waterway.

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