New opportunities for landholders wanting to partake in rangeland rehab programs

Western Local Land Services is offering landholders, groups and organisations a wonderful opportunity to receive funding assistance to participate in one of two programs that will help to improve agricultural productivity and ecological sustainability.

The funding opportunities, which focus on rangeland rehabilitation and the Ecosystem Management Understanding™ (EMU) process, are now open, with landholders who are based in the Western Local Land Services region and fit the outlined criteria, encouraged to apply.

Opportunity one — rangeland rehabilitation

The rangeland rehabilitation program has a priority area within the Western region which is the Coolibah-Black Box Woodlands (CBB Woodland) endangered ecological community. Successful applicants in this program will carry out soil erosion works that will improve the condition of vegetation in the CBB Woodland. A map of the Woodland (the priority area) is included in the guidelines on the Local Land Services website.

Opportunity two — Ecosystem Management Understanding

EMU participants will be shown how to understand landscape processes, conditions and trends with on-ground projects developed that address ecological sustainability and agricultural productivity. The EMU program does not have a priority area however all applicants must be based within the Western Local Land Services region (see website).

Landholders interested in participating in the rangeland rehabilitation program and/or the EMU program are asked to read the guidelines prior to submitting their application. Please note that this will likely be the only intake of new rangeland rehabilitation projects for the 2022-23 financial year.

Click here to view the guidelines and application forms. Applications for both programs must be submitted by 5 pm Friday 29 July 2022.

If landholders want further information about the programs they should contact Rangeland Rehabilitation Officer, Paul Theakston on 0428 259 231 or

This project is supported by Western Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government.

Media contact:
Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.

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