Grants and funding opportunities

Murray Local Land Services periodically administers grants and funding to individuals and community groups to enable them to attend training or carry out activities that will improve their skills, implement beneficial practices or enhance the local environment. The details of these opportunities, including how to apply, are listed on this page when available.

Recovering our regions

Landholders in Murray and Riverina Local Land Services regions who were impacted by the Dunns Road and Green Valley bushfires in January 2020 are invited to apply for funding to continue recovery efforts. Recovering our regions is a program to assist landholders with weed control, pest animal control and livestock welfare on bushfire affected properties.

Grants to the value of $5000 will be available for each of the following activities subject to landholders being able to meet key eligibility criteria. Landholders are able to apply for a $5000 grant under each stream (that is, a maximum of $15,000 may be applied for per landholder - not per holding).

Weed control

Funding will be made available to undertake control of Blackberry, Coolatai Grass, Scotch Broom, Chilean Needlegrass, or Cane Needlegrass.

Pest animal management

Funding will be made available to undertake pest animal harbour destruction. Eligible
activities include spraying to control Blackberry and/or Sweet Briar and other rabbit
harbour destruction work.

Livestock welfare

A number of works may be funded to enhance livestock health and welfare. These include:

  • Rehabilitation of pasture
  • Establishment of shade and shelter trees
  • Improvements to livestock watering infrastructure
  • Contribution to development of stock management areas

Expressions Of Interest will be open from Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 5pm and will close on Friday 30 October 2020 at 5pm.

Click here to access the flyer for full information including eligibility criteria.

Click here to submit an Expression Of Interest.

Questions? Contact Project Officer Keeley Warren (0437 219 152).

Bringing plains-wanderers back from the brink

Incentives are available for landholders to help preserve the critically endangered plains-wanderer and its grassland habitat.

The plains-wanderer is the only surviving species in the family Pedionomidae, and the grasslands of the Riverina Plains, between Jerilderie, Hay and Griffith, are one the last areas in Australia where they are found.

Incentives are available for pest and weed control, fencing, water points, saltbush plantations and stock management areas, as well as feeding infrastructure,  to assist landholders with livestock management and plains-wander conservation.

Contact Claire Gannon to express your interest on 0429 465 958.

Find out more about the Bringing plains-wanderers back from the brink project.

Restoring superb parrot flyways

Incentives are available for landholders to help restore the foraging habitat of the vulnerable superb parrot in the Mulwala-Savernake district.

The Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) is listed as vulnerable in NSW and Australia. There are fewer than 5,000 – 10,000 birds remaining in the wild.

Incentives are available for planting and direct seeding of known native vegetation food plants for superb parrots, fencing to exclude stock and allow natural regeneration of superb parrot habitat and the protection of paddock trees with hollows.

Contact Shanna Rogers to express your interest on 02 6051 2241.

Find out more about the Restoring superb parrot flyways project.

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