Terrain is one of 56 Regional Bodies across Australia, working with the community, government and industry to look after our natural resources in the Wet Tropics region of North Queensland.
- Is a community-based not-for-profit organisation supporting natural resource management (NRM) in the Wet Tropics region.
- Builds partnerships to secure the health of natural resources including the region’s water, biodiversity, soil, climate, traditional owner and community assets.
- Provides planning direction, information, advice and practical support to community/groups/organisations/individuals with an interest in NRM.
Established in 2003, Terrain is a not-for-profit public company funded from a range of corporate, government and philanthropic sources. Current key funding programs include the Queensland Government’s NRM Investment, Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, Reef Water Quality Programme and Reef Trust, which combined are worth some $9 million, which Terrain is administering on behalf of the region.
Terrain’s key role is to support implementation of the Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country by supporting action, facilitating funding and integrating effort to achieve sustainable communities and ecosystems in the region.
A critical factor in the success of the region’s approach to NRM, is the strength of its partnerships across all sectors and tiers of the community.