This project is located East of Monto in QLD in the Brigalow Belt South and South Eastern Queensland bioregion. The property lies at the head of the Burnett River, with half of the land in a crater of a prehistoric volcano, and the other half consisting of undulating terrain. The dominant species observed on the property from field surveys include Eucalyptus melanophloia, Acacia melanoxylon, Eucalyptus tereticornis, Corymbia tessellaris, Eucalyptus fibrosa, Eucalyptus crebra, Corymbia citriodora and Corymbia intermedia.
The objective of this project is to regenerate natural woodlands and shrublands. This is achieved by the cessation of clearing vegetation and, controlled grazing and feral animal management across the project area including fencing upgrades and water management. In addition to sequestering carbon, regeneration of native vegetation in the project area reverses land degradation caused by land clearing and livestock and stabilises soils reducing erosion.
The Project (ERF141164) was declared project under the ‘Human Induced Regeneration of a Permanent Even-Aged Forest 1.1’ methodology (2013 c3) (the Determination) and generates Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs). This is the fifth version of the Human Induced Regeneration methodology.
The project has issued Kyoto ACCUs in accordance with the date the carbon sequestration occurred. Kyoto ACCUs are issued for all carbon sequestration which has occurred after 14 May 2013 and non-Kyoto ACCUs are issued for carbon sequestration that occurred prior to this date.
||Human-Induced Regeneration of a Permanent Even-Aged Native Forest – 1.1 Methodology Determination 2013 c3
|Project Declaration Date 
||22 January 2020
|Baseline Period 
(10 year period before project application)
|September 2009 – September 2019
(Management during the Baseline Period)
|Suppression of development of forest cover through uncontrolled livestock grazing, uncontrolled feral animal populations and mechanical or chemical destruction, or suppression, of regrowth.
Confirmed by evidence.
|Modelling Commencement Date 
(Date at which sufficient regeneration had started in the CEA)
|01 January 2015
Note: the method requires there to be some vegetation present, at the modelling commencement in order to confirm that the area has the capacity to regenerate.
||There has been 1 audit undertaken by registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditors which have confirmed the project complies with the Methodology Determination and the requirements of the CFI Act in all material respects for the periods audited. The most recent audit report was issued on the 18 June 2021.
HIR project Carbon Estimation Areas
What are Carbon Estimation Areas?
A CEA is an area of land within a project area where the project activity or activities are being carried out to sequester carbon (for example, the cessation of mechanical or chemical clearing or management of timing and extent of grazing to enable regeneration of vegetation to forest) and for which ACCUs can be credited.
These are the areas where project activities occur and where carbon abatement will be modelled applying standardised estimation formulae approved by the Clean Energy Regulator. There can be one or many CEAs on a Project Area.
Each CEA must contain areas of eligible land greater than 0.2ha in size in which the project activities are implemented and which have started to become native forest through regeneration.
- Eligible Land is land that didn’t have forest cover during the baseline period (ie. the 10 years before the Project Application was made) and which has been used or managed in a way that suppresses development of forest cover.
- A particular area of land has Forest cover if the land has an area of at least 0.2 of a hectare and has trees that are 2 metres or more in height and provide crown cover of at least 20% of the land.
Stratification of Catchment Conservation Alliance – Great Barrier Reef Initiative Site 7 HIR Project Area into CEAs
Stratification is the process of “demarcating the boundaries of CEAs from ineligible and non-implementation areas within a project area”.
There are Guidelines setting out how Project Areas are stratified into CEAs. These include rules about evidence, stratification and record keeping to support the requirements in the CFI Rule 2015 (2018 and 2019 Amendments) including key method eligibility requirements.
Stratification of the Catchment Conservation Alliance – Great Barrier Reef Initiative Site 7 HIR Project was carried out in accordance with the Determination and first reported to the Clean Energy Regulator for a reporting period ending 28 February 2021.
A summary of the stratification of the Catchment Conservation Alliance – Great Barrier Reef Initiative Site 7 HIR Project is set out below:
|Number of Carbon Estimation Areas (CEA)
|Total Carbon Estimation Areas (CEA) Size
|Total area excluded from CEA
|Excluded from CEA –
Pre-existing forest cover (forest present at any time during the baseline period)
|Excluded from CEA
No forest potential (areas of land that do not meet the requirements of forest potential)
|Excluded from CEA
Non-project area (areas of land that are within the project area but excluded for other reason e.g. infrastructure or areas excluded for production purposes)