Model the benefits of projects at paddock scale
- Revegetation – terrestrial, wetland and riparian
- Preservation (protecting high value environmental assets)
- Stream management
- Gully management
- Point source improvement
- Broadacre agricultural practice improvement (Grazing, cropping)
- Intensive agriculture practice improvement
Modelled project benefits
- Land productivity
- Water quality
- First Nations
- Climate change
In development (anticipated release – early 2024)
Natural Capital Project is being developed in sequence with Natural Capital Plan. Both applications will be set up to cover the spatial extent of natural resource management regions. Natural Capital Plan is for strategic, subcatchment-level investment planning, and Natural Capital Project is for capturing specific projects at the paddock scale.
Natural Capital Project is a modelling platform that needs to be populated with locally specific data to represent the current conditions of all indicators and the locally specific effectiveness of each potential project type against each indicator.
We plan to package access for both Natural Capital Plan and Natural Capital Project on a region-by-region basis.
Different project types will be progressively released across regions, commencing with the most common types of project, such as revegetation and land management practice improvement.
Regions where it will apply
The pilot region for Natural Capital Project development and testing is the Queensland Murray Darling Basin (QMDB) region (subject to change).
The following regions will likely become available in 2024 as the modelling platform is populated with regionally specific data:
- Queensland Murray Darling Basin
NRM body: Southern Queensland Landscapes
- South East Queensland
NRM body: Healthy Land and Water
- Burnett Mary
NRM body: Burnett Mary Regional Group
- Fitzroy Basin
NRM body: Fitzroy Basin Association Inc
- Mackay Whitsunday region
NRM body: Reef Catchments
- Burdekin region
NRM body: NQ Dry Tropics Group Inc
- Wet Tropics region
NRM body: Terrain
- Cape York (Reef discharging catchments)
NRM body: Cape York NRM
Natural Capital Project can be applied to any region in Australia. If you want your region activated, please get in touch.