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Grant funding available for Monaro land managers

Riparian works

Incentives of up to $15,000 are available to land managers in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area for projects to protect and rehabilitate riparian corridors and minor erosion sites.

Riparian corridors are the areas either side of a waterway whose plants and animals rely on it to function.

“Healthy riparian areas are vital habitat for native plants and animals and are a key focal point for our efforts to preserve and promote biodiversity across the region” said South East Local Land Services Senior Natural Resource Management Advisor Leon Miners.

“We’d like to hear from land managers who have riparian corridors on their land and have a desire to protect and enhance these areas.

“We are also able to assist land managers who have eroding gully lines with evidence of small scale erosion.

“As a priority we are looking for riparian lands with stretches of river or creek that include refuge pools”

Refuge pools are areas on creeks and rivers where water slows and settles allowing fish and other animals to shelter and feed. These pools are of particular significance to native fish like the threatened Macquarie Perch.

“This latest round of incentive funding will seek to build on previous investments across the Monaro, increasing biodiversity and connectivity throughout the region and encouraging native plants and animals”.

Expressions of Interest for incentive funding are due by no later than 9 September 2019. For more information contact Leon Miners, Senior NRM Advisor, South East Local Land Services at the Cooma office on 6455 7200.

Please note that the Cooma Local Land Services office has moved to 1-3 Sharp St Cooma.


Media contact: Dave Michael, South East Local Land Services, 0418 513 880