Environmental News

New approach to managing cane farm reef run-off

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Queensland Government says it has signed an agreement with the sugar industry to manage chemical use and run-off into the Great Barrier Reef.

Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell says the best practice approach will reduce regulation and paperwork and move towards self-management.

He says legislation brought in by the previous state government could be changed if the new approach is successful.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-20/new-approach-to-managing-cane-farm-reef-run-off/4381250?section=qld