Funding available for up to 50% of land management projects in areas of high ecological value
Reef Catchments is putting the call out to land managers and community groups near areas of high environmental significance, as you may be eligible to have 50% of your project funded.
Reef Catchments project officer, Tori Marshall, said landholders who were eligible could embark on a range of activities.
“Reef Catchments are seeking to partner with land managers and community groups,” she said.
“Funding can cover on ground works such as land type fencing, riparian fencing, off-stream water points, revegetation and weed management, including fire and fire management.
“Critically, these works must serve to protect and enhance land area nationally recognised as having high ecological significance.
“Therefore, eligibility is dependent on having Matters of National Environmental Significance on or in close proximity to your property. Funding of up to 50% of the project cost can be negotiated for those who are eligible – we are encouraging land managers to contact us directly to find out.”
Funding is provided through the Australian Government National Landcare Programme and is being distributed by Reef Catchments in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac NRM region, which extends from Clairview in the south to just below Bowen in the north.
Land managers in the plains and ranges of the region with remnant bush are a high priority for the program.
For more information and to check your eligibility contact Reef Catchments:
This project is proudly supported by Reef Catchments, through funding from the Australian Government National Landcare Programme – inland.