Upper Lachlan Catchment Protection Program
South East Local Land Services is offering grants for local land managers to rehabilitate gully erosion within a designated area of the Upper Lachlan catchment.
South East Local Land Services recognises that there are land managers within the Upper Lachlan Catchment are confronted with significant erosion issues in drainage lines, creeks and rivers. This program will aim to support Upper Lachlan Catchment land managers rehabilitate severe and extreme gully erosion both in drainage lines and named watercourses within the designated area.
This area has been determined by gully erosion mapping that identifies the extent and severity of the erosion which will be used to rank projects. This approach will also assist determining the type and level of support that South East Local Land Services can provide land managers. While the mapping will be used to support a desktop assessment it is important that the following information is provided.
Number of headcuts - Count the number of significant drops in the floor of the drainage line, creek or stream.
Depth of headcuts - Estimate height of drop in the floor at the head of the gully erosion.
Types of activities eligible for funding
Types of activities eligible for funding include:
- fencing to manage stock access and protect sensitive areas
- erosion control works such as; gully control structures, flumes and rock ramps to repair degraded
- alternate water infrastructure where stock water access has been restricted as a result of
- mulching and revegetation of eroded and protected areas
- land managers will be expected to contribute cash/in kind to project activities.
Once ROI’s have been received they will undergo a desktop assessment. The highest rated projects will be contacted in the first instance to arrange a site visit. Once the site visit has been completed a South East Local Land Services officer will develop a draft project plan and determine the costs associated with the project.
The cost per stream bank length will be used to determine the projects funded from this point. Once all ROI’s have been assessed for funding applicants will be advised the outcome of whether their proposal is successful or unsuccessful and notified accordingly.
Please contact Annelies McGaw at South East Local Land Services Goulburn for further information:
Phone: (02) 4824 1919
Mobile: 0477 536 096