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Regional Groups are located across the Subtropical dairying regions of Queensland and northern New South Wales. Regional Groups work on projects that support their region's dairy farmers.

Regional Groups and the Small Project Grants Program

The size and spread of the Subtropical Dairy area has led to the establishment of the Regional Groups. Each group focuses on issues specific to their own region and farming systems.

There are active groups in the following regions:

  • Darling Downs/Burnett
  • South East Queensland
  • Central Queensland
  • Far North Queensland
  • Far North Coast of NSW, and
  • Mid North Coast of NSW.

Find your local group and attend the next meet up - make contact with the regional representative below.

Team Contacts

Region  Name  Position  Contact 
Far North Qld  Bill Tranter  Chair    bill@tablelandvet.com.au 
  Jo Srhoj  Secretary  0458 065 695
Central Qld  Charlie Ernst    Charlie.Ernst@parmalat.com.au
  Stan Birch    s.birch@westnet.com.au
South East Qld  Luke Stock  Chair   lukestock@live.com
  Belinda Haddow  Secretary  0423 003 638 
Darling Downs  Kylie Wiecks  Chair  chelmonte@bigpond.com 
  Belinda Haddow   Secretary  0423 003 638 
Far North Coast NSW  Terry Toohey Chair  tjtoohey@bigpond.com
  Maureen McDonald  Secretary  s.mmcdonald@bigpond.com 
Mid North Coast NSW  Ernie Bake  Chair   Please email Traci

Traci Gordan Secretary  tracig007@bigpond.com



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