New Program Aims to Improve Land Management and Condition

Dec 11, 2014 | ,
Trees in the Mackay Whitsunday area
Funding opportunity exists for land managers in priority areas.

Reef Catchments has a new funding opportunity for property owners to increase productivity, make property management easier and improve biodiversity.

Incentives are available to help property owners implement a range of management activities on their land.

Activities covered under this program will focus on good land management practices that also reduce threats to biodiversity such as weed control, revegetation, fire and feral animal management.

Maintaining riparian corridors is also a high priority, as they play a key role in landscape health and improved water quality.

Funding is also available for fencing vegetation types which helps better manage pastures, stock and reduces erosion risk as well as having beneficial environmental outcomes.

Kerensa McCallie, Reef Catchments Senior project officer said the new program worked with land managers to achieve outcomes to benefit both agriculture and biodiversity.

“This program expands and complements the existing programs offered by Reef Catchments through the Australian Government Reef Programme and we would encourage land managers who may be eligible for funding to contact us for more information,” she said

The new range of incentives will be targeted to priority areas that have been identified as critical habitat for nationally threatened ecosystems and species in the Mackay Whitsunday region.

For a full list of eligible activities, or for further information please contact Kerensa McCallie on 0429 033 541 or email kerensa.mccallie@reefcatchments.com and request an Expression of Interest Form.

These can then be posted back to PO Box 1096 Proserpine QLD 4800.

Expressions of interest close on 16 January 2015. To download an EOI please CLICK HERE.