WTSIP In Brief

17 Partners

WTSIP is a leading partnership arrangement - the only one of it's kind in Australia.

Reef projects

Delivering reef water quality improvement projects.

Industry-led extension

Working with cane growers to implement more sustainable farming practices.

What Our Team Provides

Nutrient Management Plans

Individualised nutrient management plans based on a consistent format developed by local experts.

Support for Innovation Trials

Support in trialling new practices to achieve positive water quality outcomes.

Point of contact

Information about reef projects, grants programs and practices of low risk to water quality.

a few words about WTSIP

joe marano

Joe Marano, Chair of the Wet Tropics Sugar Industry Partnership

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 is playing 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.