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.

female Superb parrot. Neville Bartlett

Seedlings for Superbs

This August and September, Murray Local Land Services is offering ‘Seedlings for Superbs’ - a native plant giveaway of trees, shrubs, and grasses that superb parrots love to feed on and live within.

The superb parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) is a large, attractive green parrot with swift and graceful flight. It is found in the Murray region - from Barham and Wanganella in the west to Albury and Holbrook in the east.

It is listed as vulnerable in New South Wales and Australia. Fewer than 5,000 – 10,000 birds are remaining in the wild.

You can help the Superb Parrot by planting native trees, shrubs and groundcovers.

Discover more about Seedlings for Superbs here.

Wetland at Werai

Wetlands for Wildlife

Murray Local Land Services is calling on landholders and community groups interested in participating in a wetland restoration project to apply for funding.

The Wetlands for Wildlife project aims to improve the condition of wetland habitats for threatened and/or locally significant species.

Up to $15,000 (excluding GST) per successful application is available in 2022-2023.

Find out more about Wetlands for Wildlife here.

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.

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

Improving farm water for livestock & biodiversity

Access to good quality water for people and livestock on farms is critical. By managing farm water supplies like farm dams better, producers can expect healthier livestock, an improved environment and higher farm productivity.

Murray Local Land Services has developed a small initial incentive program to help landholders carry out projects to improve water quality and security, and biodiversity on their farms.

Click here for more information.
Aerial photo of a farm with a fenced off dam surrounded by vegetation

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