Grants and funding
Ground cover project - Confinement feeding
The ground cover incentive project will assist landholders to prevent degradation of natural resources by ensuring that adequate ground cover is maintained across their property during periods of drought and adverse seasonal conditions.
The project provides training and financial assistance to land managers to construct farm infrastructure (confinement feeding areas) that will improve grazing management and ground cover outcomes.
Confinement feeding areas are carefully selected spaces set up to hold, feed and water livestock at high stocking rates. These areas enable maintenance or improvement of ground cover levels and reduce environmental degradation.
This project is provided by Central Tablelands Local Land Services across the region through funding from Catchment Action NSW.
Please review the above factsheet prior to submitting your application. Click here to submit your application.
Applications for ground cover incentives close Thursday 23 December 2021.
Fencing Northern Basin Riverbanks in NSW program
Landholders and community groups in key areas of the Central Tablelands could be eligible to receive funding under the Fencing Northern Riverbanks in NSW program, with expressions of interests now open.
The program will see a range of important works carried out that aim to improve water quality, sustain native fish populations and keep farm animals safe in the Northern Basin.
Expressions of Interest will be assessed as they are received against a set of criteria including priority target river reaches, and proximity to existing riparian fencing.
The Fencing Northern Basin Riverbank program is part of a $15 million investment the Australian Government has committed to NSW and Queensland, with Local Land Services responsible for delivering $7.5 million.
Driving Corridor Connectivity
This project aims to improve the condition and extent of Grassy Box Woodland in our region.
Please note this project is currently only available to landholders that have received a letter from Central Tablelands Local Land Services and are located within the restricted project area.
Fish friendly irrigation screens
Applications now closed
Irrigators seeking to install diversion screening technology on irrigation pumps along the Upper Macquarie River system are encouraged to register an Expression of Interest for subsidies.
Landholders can apply for funding towards the installation of a fish screen to an existing pump site - capped at 80% of the total cost or $10,000 per project (whichever the lesser).
This project is provided by Central Tablelands Local Land Services through funding from Catchment Action NSW.
EOIs for Fish friendly irrigation screen funding can be lodged from Tuesday 20 October 2020, until 5.00pm Friday 13 November 2020.
Greater Blue Mountains Regional Bushfire Recovery project
EOIs now closed
Incentive funding is available in August as part of the Greater Blue Mountains Regional Bushfire Recovery project funded through the Australian Government.
Funding will be available to eligible private landholders in areas impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires along the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area on the Central Tablelands Local Land Services eastern boundary.
Two incentive projects are available:
1. Bushfire Recovery Weed Management – funding weed control activities of regional priority weed species impacting properties and threatening the World Heritage Area.
2. Enhancing Stream Management – targeting, by invite only, landholders on the Capertee River, Blackheath Creek and Coxs River (downstream of Jenolan Caves Road) to improve stream health and condition protecting endangered Blue Mountains Perch populations and fish habitat.
Please note this project is currently only available to landholders that have received a letter from Central Tablelands Local Land Services.
Weeds in Bushfire Recovery
Applications now closed
The Weeds in Bushfire Recovery project provides on-ground incentives to private and public landholders in areas within the Central Tablelands impacted by the 2019 - 2020 bushfires for the mitigation and control of weeds.
Central Tablelands landholders can apply for financial support for work involving both environmental weeds and/or weeds in production areas such as pastures.
All proposed works need to demonstrate a strategic or targeted approach that contributes to weed management and control in the longer term.
The Weeds in Bushfire Recovery project is being delivered by Central Tablelands Local Land Services through NSW Bushfire Recovery Funding.
Applications for Weeds in Bushfire Recovery funding open Monday 19 October 2020, and close 5.00pm Friday 6 November 2020.
Applications now closed
The Soil Erosion project will assist land managers to improve their management of gullies and erosion sites across the Central Tablelands Local Land Services region. On-ground incentives will be offered to landholders to improve their management of gullies to prevent further soil erosion.
The incentive will assist to reduce the impacts of sediment movement whilst improving management and ground cover within the immediate areas.
Applications for soil erosion incentives open Friday 7 August 2020, and close Friday 28 August 2020.
Stream Protection and Enhancement
EOIs now closed
The Stream Protection and Enhancement project assists private land managers to improve the condition and connectivity of streams in priority areas across the Central Tablelands.
On-ground incentives are available to landowners on named streams within the priority areas across the region. Projects linking to priority areas through existing native vegetation will also be considered for funding.
The Stream Protection and Enhancement project will provide incentive funding and technical support for the following on-ground activities:
- stock-proof fencing to control stock access to project areas
- alternative stock watering points where stock access to water will be lost due to new fencing
- targeted planting of native trees and shrubs to enhance stream protection
- a one off stewardship payment where stock are excluded from the project area
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for stream protection and enhancement incentives open Friday 7 August 2020, and close Friday 28 August 2020.