IT WAS a classic example of outback meets the reef.

Capricorn Coast teen Amy Jones took country girl Brooke Lawrie on a tour of her backyard via a paddleboard.

Brooke then returned the favour on horseback on her family cattle property at Westwood.

The girls' story is just one that features on a new website for the Central Queensland Sustainability Strategy, the draft of which was launched in Rockhampton yesterday by the Fitzroy Basin Association.

PROTECTING WHAT WE HAVE: Amy Jones visits Brooke Lawrie at her Westwood property to experience a rural environment.
PROTECTING WHAT WE HAVE: Amy Jones visits Brooke Lawrie at her Westwood property to experience a rural environment. Contributed

It was all to experience the different environments they love and believe in the importance of protecting.

"Life in CQ is amazing," Brooke said. "Where I live I am very lucky. I am from the bush and Amy is from the beach, and we are both contributing to keep the environment strong, and you can too, wherever you live."

Business manager Elyse Riethmuller said CQSS:2030 was a blueprint for how we can all work together to manage and protect our natural assets.

"It is an umbrella document bringing together all the plans for the region," Ms Riethmuller said.

She said it was about finding out what we can do to ensure that we have a sustainable future for our future generations.

"We can work towards better land management practices, ensuring that we've got efficient water use, ensuring that everyone of us is being mindful of what we are throwing out in our own backyard, how we are using our water even to water our lawn and to wash, so everyone can have that contribution to improving the region."

FBA chairperson Ian MacGibbon said they had been working on the renewed plan for two years.

The FBA is now calling on feedback from industries, community members and stakeholders to identify priority risks and propose strategies for sustainable and balanced growth.

 

How to have your say:

Visit http://www.cqss2030.com.au

Read the draft strategy

Provide your comment

Or contact FBA: 4999 2800



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