Natural Resource Investment Program — 2018 to 2022
The Queensland Government has allocated $61.77 million to the Natural Resource Investment Program over 4 years from 2018 to 2022 (NRIP 2018–22). This represents an extension of funding by the Queensland Government in regional natural resource management, building on the previous program - the Natural Resources Investment Program 2013–2018.
Administered by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME), NRIP 2018–22 ensures that funding is invested into improving the quality of the state’s natural resources specifically land, vegetation, water and the Great Barrier Reef.
NRIP 2018–2022 funding is being invested in Queensland’s regional arrangements and aims to achieve measurable change in the management and condition of natural resources to build capacity in communities to deliver improved outcomes in the following 4 priority areas:
- land: building stable and resilient landscapes.
- water: achieving sustainable use and management of water.
- people and communities: facilitating effective regional management and stewardship.
- science and knowledge: knowing the state of natural resource management assets and effectiveness of interventions.
Within these 4 priority areas, DNRME has now allocated more than $43 million to over 30 NRIP projects that commenced between July 2018 to June 2020. These include specific Reef Water Quality and Paddock to Reef projects as well as projects focused on improving the condition of our natural resource assets. There are also a number of state-wide projects aimed at developing frameworks to produce natural resource indicators and the reporting of state-wide indicator data.