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Small grants for Tablelands land managers

South East Local Land Services with funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme and Catchment Action NSW is offering grants of up to $10,000 for local land managers to deliver natural resource and sustainable agriculture initiatives. The program will support Tablelands land managers to:

  1. protect and enhance remnant native vegetation, threatened species and habitats
  2. implement sustainable land management practices that support managing land within capability (this could include activities that improve ground cover and soil condition)
  3. implement activities that protect and enhance wetlands and local waterways
  4. deliver activities that support local Aboriginal cultural heritage natural resource or land management projects.

Tablelands land owners within the Yass Valley, Boorowa, Upper Lachlan, Goulburn/Mulwaree, Palerang, Snowy River, Cooma/Monaro, Bombala and Queanbeyan local government areas are eligible to apply.

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

  • fencing and revegetation to improve native vegetation condition including protecting, buffering and infilling of remnant areas
  • fencing and/or revegetation to improve connectivity and native vegetation including paddock trees, clusters and corridors (20 m minimum)
  • riparian fencing and revegetation (10 m minimum from edge of bank)
  • establishing stock confinement areas
  • fencing for ground cover management, land capability and provision of water supply.

For more information and to apply visit www.southeast.lls.nsw.gov.au to complete or print an online expression of interest (EOI) form.  Alternatively you can visit your nearest South East Local Land Services office to obtain a form or contact 1300 795 299.

The closing date for EOIs is 5 pm Friday, 30 October 2015.  Late EOIs will not be accepted.  Posted EOIs must be date stamped by Australia Post on or before 30 October 2015 to be eligible.

As soon as your EOI is received and processed South East Local Land Services will arrange a site visit to your property so that you and a staff member can develop a project proposal.  Final project proposals will be submitted to an assessment panel and reviewed against eligible criteria and funding priorities. The assessment panel will notify applicants of the outcome of their proposal.

ENDS

Media contacts:

Sari Glover
Acting Team Leader
South East Local Land Services
Mobile: 0427 061 789
Email: Sari.Glover@lls.nsw.gov.au