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2 | ANNUAL REPORT 2017-2018 The difference we make WE support the Burdekin community to sustainably manage natural resources, including land, water and 12 WILLS STREET, TOWNSVILLE 4810 ABN: 18 101 770 601 biodiversity. These resources underpin our regional economy and way of life. PH: (07) 4799 3500 FX: (07) 4799 3593 NQDRYTROPICS.COM.AU Our work [email protected] We are an independent not-for-profit focused on working landscapes. Published by NQ Dry Tropics Ltd trading as NQ Dry Tropics. © 2018 NQ Dry Tropics Ltd The Copyright Act 1968 permits fair dealing for study research, news reporting, criticism or review. Selected passages, tables or diagrams may be reproduced for such purposes provided acknowledgement of the source is included. Major extracts of the entire document may not be reproduced by any process without the written permission of the Chief Executive Officer, NQ Dry Tropics. Photos supplied by NQ Dry Tropics staff and contractors and the Great Barrier Reef Authority Image Collection. Please reference as: NQ Dry Tropics 2018, NQ Dry Tropics Annual Report 2017/2018, NQ Dry Tropics, Townsville. We aim to create a legacy for future generations built on: •  living landscapes – healthy and productive land, water and biodiversity resources; •  local livelihoods – profitable primary production to support vibrant regional economies; and •  cohesive communities – resilient social fabric to sustain our valued way of life. Our passionate and expert staff enjoy COVER PHOTOGRAPH: Senior Grazing Support Officer Brendan Smith (left) with grazier Luke Woodhouse at Mt Wickham Station. close and long-held relationships with government, industry and science bodies, landholders, community groups, and Traditional Owners. We: •  support landowners to build resilient, sustainable and productive businesses while minimising environmental impacts; •  deliver projects that reduce nutrient and sediment runoff to the Great Barrier Reef; •  work to maintain and restore biodiversity and rehabilitate coastal ecosystems; •  connect and coordinate government, corporate and community partners to shape policy and investment, and leverage effective outcomes; •  provide regional leadership, with clear strategic focus and a strong community voice; •  drive behavioural change towards best practice management of land, water and biodiversity resources; •  support community and landcare groups to build their skills and capacity; •  support and encourage Traditional Owner involvement in planning and on-ground projects; and •  link individuals and community groups with funding opportunities.