Waterway management provides productivity benefits on farm and social and environmental outcomes for the wider community.
Benefits include increased overall pasture and animal production, improved stock, corridors for native animals, habitat for native plants, birds and other wildlife, erosion control on waterways and slopes, salinity control and improved water quality.
Since 2001 there has been a 50% increase in the protection of waterways on Australian dairy farms. Over the last 10 years more than half of all dairy farms have implemented a revegetation program on farm.
Case studies below showcase how some dairy farmers are managing biodiversity and waterways to achieve better outcomes for their farm and community.