Grants and funding

We fund landholders, groups, organisations and individuals to improve their enterprise and local environment by better managing our natural resources.

Fish-friendly Screens for Efficient Use of Water project

Landholders in the Western region have a fantastic opportunity to both help save native fish populations and improve the quality of water delivered to their property.

The ‘Fish-friendly Screens for Efficient Use of Water’ project provides funding support to landholders in a targeted area of the Western region for the installation of a fish-friendly diversion screen on their pump intakes.

Millions of native fish, larvae and eggs are lost from natural water ways every year by being sucked into pumps. Through this project, the diversion screens will stop this from happening, as well as stop any floating weeds or debris, protecting the pump from clogging and allowing the pump to work at optimum performance.

Fish-friendly diversion screens are also saving farm businesses water and time, and as a result, money. 

Interested landholders are asked to read the guidelines and conditions for the project prior to submitting an expression of interest.

Please note: The EOI process has been extended and is now open until 5 PM Friday 22 October 2021.

While the funding that is immediately available is for the Lower Darling River from the junction at Wentworth to Menindee, we want to hear from interested landholders on other waterways.

Applications received outside the current reach area identified for funding will be used to inform what other areas are prioritised for funding, as funding becomes available.

For further information contact Kaye Gottschutzke, Senior Land Services Officer, on 0429 981 331 or This project is supported by Western Local Land Services through funding from the NSW Government.

Weed Management Program 2021-22

Landholders and not-for-profit groups that wish to receive financial assistance to undertake targeted control measures for weeds are encouraged to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for our Weed Management Program.

The Weed Management Program is offering incentive funding for African boxthorn control in Plains-wanderer habitat and Coolibah Black-Box Threatened Ecological Communities.

Funding is also available for other priority weeds in the Western region, as per the Western Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan 2017-22

This is a great opportunity to receive assistance to improve and sustain the condition of natural resources and habitat of the Plains-wanderer through the control of invasive species like African boxthorn. 

Prior to submitting an EOI, please review the guidelines to ensure you're eligible.

EOIs for the program close on Friday 6 August. It's expected EOIs will be assessed by the end of August, at this time those that have submitted an EOI will be contacted and advised of next steps. 

Landholders or groups looking for further information on this program can contact Andrea Cashmere, Senior Land Services Officer, on 0417 050 138 or

This project is supported by Western Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program and the NSW Government.

Fencing Northern Basin Riverbanks Program

The Australian Government has committed $7.5 million in funding for the NSW northern Murray-Darling Basin communities and the environment with Local Land Services responsible for delivering the program.

Read more about the Fencing Northern Basin Riverbanks Program.


Aboriginal cultural heritage projects guide

As a part of any project, Western Local Land Services must ensure that landholders participating in a project are aware of their responsibilities.

The below two-page resource gives landholders an overview of what is involved in assessing for Aboriginal cultural heritage values, what role our staff play, what will be included in the process and what is not included.


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