Hub Steering Committee Queensland update

3 September 2019

Our Hub Steering Committee recently visited Cairns and other parts of far north Queensland for updates from some of our Queensland projects.

The Hub Steering Committee consists of representatives from all of the jurisdictions where the Hub conducts research, including federal and state government representatives, as well as Indigenous representatives from each of WA, Qld and the NT. The views of the steering committee are further diversified with voices from industry, conservation groups and regional NRM perspectives.

At this recent meeting, the committee stepped away from the boardrooms and instead boarded flights to see more of far north Queensland where some of our projects are conducting research.

The committee heard from Dr Helen Murphy about gamba grass control on Cape York, from Dr Justin Perry about feral animal control on Cape York and from Dr Norm Duke about assessing mangrove dieback in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Dr Ben Stewart-Koster, Professor Michele Burdford and Associate Professor Jim Smart also offered their respective insights into the environmental water needs of the Mitchell River catchment, the productivity of Gulf Rivers and creating an environmental-economic account for the Mitchell River.

 

 

 

 

Hub steering committee 1 August 2019

Hub Steering Committee trip team

Hub steering committee 3 August 2019

Dr Helen Murphy updates the Hub Steering Committee on gamba grass control

Hub steering committee 3 August 2019

Ben Stewart-Koster updates the Steering Committee on environmental water needs

Hub steering committee 4 August 2019

Hub Steering Committee and Hub researchers

Hub steering committee 5 August 2019

The Hub Steering Committee trip included views of incredible Queensland landscapes.

Hub steering committee 6 August 2019

Michele Burford updates the Hub Steering Committee

Hub steering committee 7 August 2019

The Hub Steering Committee highlighted the extreme distances of northern Australia research

Hub steering committee 8 August 2019

The Hub Steering Committee received updates from a wide range of our Hub researchers

Hub steering committee 9 August 2019

Justin Perry updates the Hub Steering Committee

Hub steering committee 10 August 2019

Jim Smart updates the Hub Steering Committee

Hub steering committee 11 August 2019

Brendan Edgar during Steering Committee trip

Hub steering committee 12 August 2019

The Hub Steering Committee received updates from a wide range of our Hub researchers

Hub steering committee 13 August 2019

The Hub Steering Committee trip provided many opportunities to discuss project progress

Hub steering committee 14 August 2019

Dead mangrove debris.

Hub steering committee 15 August 2019

The Hub Steering Committee trip included views of incredible Queensland landscapes.

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