Skip to content

Mountains to Sea program

What is it?

South East Local Land Services is offering grants to private and public land managers, community groups, primary producer groups and non-government organisations to implement best practice land and water management aimed at improving the condition of terrestrial, coastal, estuarine and riverine environments.

South Coast LGAs

Figure 1: eligible areas

The program will support land managers and groups to:

  1. manage weeds impacting on native vegetation and endangered ecological communities (EEC’s)
  2. improve the condition of terrestrial and riverine vegetation.
  3. increase the connectivity of terrestrial, coastal, estuarine and riparian vegetation.

The program is funded through the New South Wales government’s Catchment Action NSW investment program.

Who is eligible to apply?

Land owners, land managers, community groups, coastal care groups, primary producer groups and non-government organisations within the Local Government areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven (see Figure 1) are eligible to apply.

Eligibility criteria

Land managers must meet the following criteria to be eligible for funding under this program.

  1. Own or manage land, within the local government areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama or Shoalhaven.
  2. Terrestrial vegetation projects must be in areas covered by the Illawarra BIOmap, South East Local Land Services Catchment Action Plan or Shoalhaven corridor mapping.
  3. Willing to enter into an agreement with South East Local Land Services.
  4. No outstanding LOCAL LAND SERVICES projects or rates owing.

Groups will ONLY be eligible for funding if they are incorporated or sponsored by an appropriate organisation

Eligible activities:

Project activities that may be funded can include, but are not restricted to:

  • fencing and revegetation for improved connectivity and native vegetation enhancement
  • riparian fencing and revegetation
  • provision of alternative watering in conjunction with riparian fencing
  • weed control where impacting on threatened species habitat or endangered ecological communities
  • river and creek bank habitat improvement.

How to apply

EOIs are now closed for the 2019/20 funding round.

Who to contact

For more information contact Jason Carson on 4464 6022.