Don’t beat around the bush

 Calling all farmers in the region: Funding is now available to protect your remnant bushland.

NACC is offering support for fencing work and invasive species control to protect bushland throughout the NACC NRM Region. This work is aimed to help improve the extent, connectivity and condition of habitat that supports threatened species and ecological communities.

For the 2017-18 financial year up to $3,500 per km of fencing is available to fence-off areas of remnant vegetation that meet the following criteria:

  • Located within the NACC NRM Region;
  • At least 10 hectares in size;
  • Comprise good quality native vegetation;
  • Contain or provide habitat for threatened species or ecological communities;
  • Are native vegetation remnants considered to be ‘Regional and Local Assets’ (i.e., include cultural and heritage assets, and good quality remnant vegetation that do not contain threatened species).

A Management Agreement and Site Management Plan for all funded sites will be developed by NACC’s Biodiversity Program team. This will set-out the financial assistance available, details of the agreed on-going works, and the required standards of works (e.g., fencing protocols), and time-frames.

For interested land-holders, this funding provides an opportunity to start or continue conservation works on their farm or property, including on salt-affected country. No works are means tested.

For more information, please contact NACC Biodiversity Coordinator Jessica Stingemore on or 9938 0106.

This project is supported by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.


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