25th Anniversary Landcare grants for nine additional ag projects
22 May 2015
The Australian Government has approved funding for nine additional agriculture projects under the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants programme.
Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the projects across NSW, Victoria and Queensland would share in almost $150,000 in funding.
“These latest projects will tackle a range of natural resource management issues, delivering lasting benefits both for a productive agricultural sector and the environment,” Minister Joyce said.
“These projects are in addition to the 291 projects worth $5 million that were announced in December 2014.
“There were some great projects that narrowly missed out on selection last year—I’m pleased that we are now able to offer grants to these projects.”
The projects will tackle a range of issues, including:
- strategies to manage invasive weeds
- implementing sustainable practices to ensure healthy soil pasture systems
- assisting farmers make decisions about managing their crops and inputs
- revegetation to combat soil erosion and improve the health of watercourses
Minister Joyce said the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants were about supporting farmers, Indigenous and community groups, including Landcare groups, to undertake projects to better manage natural resources that will also contribute to productivity.
“Farmers know what’s best for their land, and one of the great things about Landcare is that it helps deliver practical solutions to local problems,” Minister Joyce said.
The Australian Government National Landcare Programme will invest $1 billion over four years to support sustainable agriculture as well as protecting Australia’s unique environment and biodiversity. More information is available at nrm.gov.au
|Recipent||Purpose of grant|
(Up to value)
|Grant Funding Location|
|South Gippsland Landcare Network||Addressing sediment and nutrient loss (caused by landslips and soil erosion) in the Strzelecki ranges through targeted revegetation and fencing to exclude stock||$20,000||Korumburra, VIC|
|The Trustee for the Hartog Family & Hartog||Trial to address the infestation of Mimosa Bush on grazing land in the region||$15,937||Collarenebri, NSW|
|Dunkeld Pastoral Co. Pty. Ltd.||Fencing of creeks and revegetation of a key tributary of the Wannon River||$19,765||Cavendish, VIC|
|J Barton & L.B Barton||Invasive weed control (dense population of lantana and isolated populations of tree pear, box thorn, cats claw and privet) and revegetation to enhance habitat values and create linkages (wildlife corridors) and fencing to manage grazing||$5,000||Toowoomba, QLD|
|Dalrymple Lancare Committee Incorporated||Field day attendances and workshops promoting sustainable land management practices and includes pasture budgeting, indentifying individual land types and their function and environmental requirements||$15,000||Charters Towers, QLD|
|Harden Murrumbah Landcare Group||Establish a number of yield prophet sites on different soil types to assist managing crops||$19,975||Harden, Young and Cootamundra, NSW|
|South West NRM Ltd||Land remediation to mitigate impact of severe overland flow events in the Warrego catchment||$9,500||Charleville, QLD|
|Australian Education Advancement Pty Ltd||Revegetation of the Cox's River to improve water quality||$17,000||Hartley, NSW|
|Southern New England Landcare Coordinating Committee Inc||A soils management course will be delivered to local landholders to improve pasture systems||$20,000||Guyra, NSW|