Grants and funding


Connecting the Plots project

Expressions of interest (EOIs) have now been issued to landholders located adjacent to either a travelling stock reserve of high conservation value or core habitat within the Rockley Mount area.

The Connecting the Plots project assists private land managers to improve the condition of Grassy Box Woodland communities and core koala habitat by providing on-ground incentives.

The Connecting the Plots project will provide incentive funding and technical support for the following on-ground activities:

  • stock proof fencing to control stock access to project areas
  • planting of native trees and shrubs to enhance or buffer woodland areas for corridor or cluster tree planting
  • planting of native trees to enhance corridor connectivity through scattered paddock trees
  • a one-off stewardship payment where stock are excluded from the project area.

Connecting the Plots project factsheet PDF, 268.92 KB

Connecting the Plots project standards and eligibility criteria PDF, 293.53 KB

EOIs close Friday, 14 October 2022. To submit an expression of interest or for more information, please contact Katie McPherson – Senior Land Services Officer on 0460 897 275 or katie.a.mcpherson@lls.nsw.gov.au


Ground cover project - Confinement feeding

Expressions of interest (EOI) for funding for the 2022/23 Confinement Feeding Project are now open.

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.

Ground cover - confinement feeding project factsheet PDF, 1618.2 KB

Express your interest by completing our online form. EOIs close Monday 10 October 2022.


Stream Protection project

Applications now closed

The Stream Protection project assists private land managers to improve the condition of streams in priority areas across the Central Tablelands.

The Stream Protection 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

Stream Protection project factsheet


Fencing Northern Basin Riverbanks in NSW program

Applications now closed

Landholders with frontage to waterways in the NSW northern Murray-Darling Basin are encouraged to lodge an Expression of Interest under round 2 of the NSW Fencing Northern Basin Riverbanks Program. 

The program offers incentive grants to landholders to protect sensitive riparian zones through stockproof fencing, alternate water points and a range of complementary measures with the aim of improving native fish populations and water quality. 

Further information about the program, including a map, program guidelines and how to sign up regular program updates, can be found at www.lls.nsw.gov.au/fnbr

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.


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.

Fish friendly irrigation screens - project factsheet


Soil Erosion

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.

Soil erosion project factsheet


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