The program brings landholders and local experts together to share knowledge and find ways to prevent sediment, nutrients and pathogens such as livestock faeces from entering the lake. It is also an opportunity for landholders to improve the productivity and health of their properties.
About Lake Macdonald
Lake Macdonald is in the Noosa hinterland, four kilometers north-east of Cooroy, and is an important drinking water source in the South East Queensland Water Grid. The catchment is about the size of 9,000 football fields (49km2) and is connected to a series of tributaries flowing through a mosaic of agricultural, residential and park land uses. The lake is also popular for recreational activities such as rowing and fishing.
The Water Supply Catchment Protection Program gives landholders the opportunity to learn more about catchment management, share local knowledge and receive financial assistance and support to implement water quality improvement strategies on their properties. This may include, but is not limited to:
Off-stream water sources (e.g. troughs and tanks) for livestock