Erosion Control Workshops

CONFIRMED FOR EARLY SEPTEMBER!

We’d love to see you, but please stay at home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.

While at the field day, it is your responsibility to maintain physical distancing requirements.

If you become unwell during the field day, please advise one of our staff.

Out of consideration for others, please be COVID safe.

Got an erosion issue?  Along tracks, fence lines or in the paddock?

REGISTER HERE to be at one of our free, Soil Saver workshops with erosion control specialist, Darryl Hill.

If you’re a producer who wants to get the most from your land, a station employee, contractor or council plant operator, block out one (or all three) of the 10th, 11th and 13th September in your calendar.

Come and see first hand, what you can achieve with a grader and other machinery.  These are proven techniques that reduce track and vehicle maintenance, travel time, soil loss and silt flows, workplace safety issues and fence line erosion while at the same time increasing the stability and effectiveness of your fences and firebreaks.

  • Thursday 10th September at Carella – 17 km north of Jundah on the river road (register here, phone Ted and Tania Fitzgerald on 0447 840 946 or 4658 6130, or see below)
  • Friday 11th September – at Avoca – 50 km west of Barcaldine on the Longreach road (register here, phone Scott and Sharon Counsell on 0427 512 384, 4651 2384, or see below)
  • Sunday,13th September – at Uanda – 100 km south of Torrens Creek, west of the Aramac road (register here, phone Scott – yes, a different Scott – and Jody Murray on 0427 316 404, 4741 7017, or see below)

These workshops are funded through DCQ and NQ Dry Tropics by the National Landcare Program.

Registrations are essential, and you can do it here.  For more info, or to register over the phone, call DCQ on 4658 0600 or Doug Allpass on 0427 427 090 (after hours).

You’ll learn the economics of erosion control measures:

  • reduce track maintenance 30% to 50%
  • reduce travelling time 5% to 10%
  • reduce vehicle maintenance costs 5% to 10%
  • increase fire break effectiveness 2% to 5%
  • decrease soil and silt flows into dams, waterholes and creeks
  • decrease fence line erosion control works
  • increase fence stability and effectiveness??
  • reduce workplace safety concerns

Presenter, Darryl Hill, is a well known grader guru and erosion control specialist with four decades of practical experience in soil conservation.  He has worked with landholders all over Australia and is passionate about sharing his expertise in cost-effective, safe and low maintenance remediation solutions.

The field day will be run in line with the latest COVID safety recommendations to ensure the safety of all who attend.