WTSIP In Brief1.
Leading partnership arrangement
WTSIP is the only partnership model of it's kind in Australia.2.
Part of the Reef Alliance Project
Statewide GBR catchment approach to improve water quality.3.
Transitioning cane farmers beyond BMP
Working with cane growers to implement more sustainable farming practices.
What Our Team Provides1.
Training and Extension
On ground support for growers to develop nutrient management plans and facilitate improved land management practices.2.
Support for Innovation Trials
Support in trialling new practices to achieve positive water quality outcomes.3.
Point of contact for growers seeking clear messaging about farming practices and water quality.
a few words about WTSIP
The Wet Tropics Sugar Industry Partnership (WTSIP) was formed to provide industry-led extension and training to growers in the Wet Tropics.
It is a partnership between industry bodies, productivity services, sugar research, millers, natural resource management and government organisations.
We are all working together to make collective decisions and share learnings across the region for the good of the industry.
Spanning from Mossman to Ingham and including the Atherton Tablelands, the partnership covers the nine Wet Tropics catchments.
WTSIP currently has oversight of the delivery of Reef Trust Phases III and IV (Repeated Tenders) and will play a major role in the Queensland Government’s Major Integrated Project in the Johnstone and Tully catchments.
We have established governance and staffing arrangements so that we can adapt and expand to cater for additional water quality projects as they come along.
By working together we can make the most of funds coming into the region and get good results on the ground for cane farmers.
Our team of Extension Officers are working within our partner organisations.