$365,120 in supporting Landcare projects in Durack

Media Release: Melissa Price MPFederal Member for Durack

Member for Durack Melissa Price today announced successful applicants for funding from the National Landcare Programme Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16 (Small Grants Round).

Ms Price said the following organisations have been provided funding for the following projects:

  • $9000 to the Bunuba Dawangarri Aboriginal Corporation – Collaborative Pastoral Property and Paddock Health Monitoring and Management Workshop;
  • $29,700 to the Upper Gascoyne Land Conservation District Committee – Arid Rangeland Regenerative Management;
  • $33,250 to the Mingenew Irwin Group – The benefits of cell grazing in the Northern Agricultural Region;
  • $36,674 to the West Midlands Group – Reducing the risk of nutrient enrichment by adopting variable rate irrigation;
  • $39,303 to the The Liebe Group – Innovation lime incorporation at west Wubin;
  • $53,600 to the Gascoyne Catchments Group Incorporated – Landcare with Cows: restoring landscapes and increasing heifer fecundity:
  • $53,928 to the Rangelands Fibre and Produce Association Incorporated – Feed budgeting and total grazing pressure management for sustainable productivity improvement;
  • $54,665 to the Moore Catchment Council – Moore knowledge and opportunities: Review and share learnings from 10 years of sustainable agriculture projects;
  • $55,000 to the Carnarvon Growers Association Incorporated – Demonstrating and communicating best management practices for horticultural production in the Gascoyne Region.

“These projects, like others across the country, will help share knowledge and skills across the sector to boost farm productivity and protect the natural resources that our agricultural industries depend on,” Ms Price said.

“The Small Grants Round is an important component of the National Landcare Programme, which ultimately delivers on the Coalition Government’s commitment to support profitable returns at the farmgate.”

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Hinkler, Keith Pitt, said the Coalition was working closely with volunteer Landcare groups and farming organisations to strengthen the Landcare program and prioritise works where they can have greatest impact.

“The Coalition’s strong investment of $1 billion over four years in the National Landcare Programme demonstrates our great commitment to support Landcare in Australia and ensure our lands remain a solid foundation for our agricultural sector.”

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Media contact: Ryan Hadji (E) Ryan.Hadjimihalakis@aph.gov.au  (P) (08) 9964 2195

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