2021-22 Grants and funding

Riverina Local Land Services projects

Following are a number of projects running at the moment to support Riverina landholders and communities.


Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot in the Riverina

The Australian Government is running the Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot in our region. The Pilot is a key part of the Australian Government’s $66.1 million Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Package and will reward farmers for the stewardship of their land, storing carbon and improving Australia’s biodiversity.

Read more about the pilot.


How can we help you in 2021-22?

Our local staff offer a range of services and funding programs to help land managers and communities to improve agricultural productivity and better manage our natural resources.

Expressions of interest in our support program for 2021-22 are now closed (30 November 2021).

You can still contact us to find out how we can support you.


Farming Smarter – a soils project for the next generation

The purchase of lime and the cost of establishing perennial pasture mixes are both significant investments for livestock producers and mixed farmers.

Higher livestock prices in recent years have allowed advisors and landholders to re-evaluate investment decisions for pastures and aim for more productive and persistent pastures across the farm. This project focuses on guiding decisions around the liming of acidic soils before pasture establishment.

The use of perennial pasture species in the landscape also reduces the risk of hillslope erosion (water erosion) and wind erosion providing valuable groundcover for more months of every year.

Find out more and apply


Gilmore Creek funding for platypus recovery

A number of streams were heavily impacted by the Dunns Road Bushfire in early 2020. The fire had a huge impact on landholders, the local environment and the plants and animals it supports, including one of Australia’s most unique native species, the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus).
Research estimates that platypus populations have declined by up to 18 per cent due to the impact of bushfires.

Riverina Local Land Services is supporting landholders to undertake works on the Gilmore, Adelong and Yaven Creeks to:

  • reduce stock access to streams through fencing and alternative stock water
  • rehabilitate creek banks through planting native trees and shrubs, woody weed removal and small-scale bank stabilisation.

Expressions Of Interest for this project are now now closed (30 September 2021).

The funding has been sourced from the Australian Government as part of a program to assist recovery from the 2020 bushfires.

Find out more here. PDF, 311.64 KB


Gilmore Creek funding for frog recovery

The Gilmore Valley was heavily impacted by the Dunns Road Bushfire in early 2020. The fire has had a huge impact on landholders, the local environment and the plants and animals it supports including the critically endangered Booroolong Frog (Litoria booroolongensis).

We supporting landholders to undertake works on the Gilmore Creek as well as streams or gullies flowing into the Creek to:

  • Reduce stock access through fencing and alternative stock water
  • Rehabilitate creek banks through planting native trees and shrubs, woody weed removal and small scale bank stabilisation.

Expressions Of Interest for this project are now now closed (30 September 2021).

The funding has been sourced from the Australian Government as part of a program to assist recovery from the 2020 bushfires.

Find out more here.  PDF, 417.62 KB


Paddocks for Plains-wanderers incentive project: 2021-22

The Paddocks for Plains-wanderers Incentive Project is one project that is part of a broader program to secure Plains-wanderers in the Riverina.

Landholders within the project area with greater than 100 hectares of Plains-wanderer primary habitat are invited to apply for funding (subject to landholder eligibility). Landholders play a key role in preserving habitat for this species, as strategic grazing management is crucial to conserving their ideal habitat.

Funding is available for activities including:

  • stock proof fencing
  • stock watering points
  • stock management areas and other feeding infrastructure
  • boxthorn control
  • fox baiting
  • rabbit control.

Expressions Of Interest for this project are now now closed (30 September 2021).

Find out more about the Plains-wanderers project and how you can support this critically endangered species.

To find out more about this project, visit our National Landcare Program page.


Saving the swift parrots and threatened woodland species

Swift Parrots (Lathamus discolor) are one of Australia’s rare species of parrot and are listed as critically endangered under Australian Government legislation. It is estimated that less than 2,000 birds live in the wild. Without conservation efforts, this iconic species could be extinct in as little as 16 years.

This project aims to improve the long-term viability of nationally endangered Swift Parrots and co-occurring threatened species through the planting of habitat and protection of mature feed trees.

Incentives are on offer to support landholders to protect, restore and establish Swift Parrot habitat within identified priority areas in the mid and eastern Riverina region.

Expressions Of Interest for this project are now now closed (17 September 2021).

Find out more in the project factsheet.

To find out more, please contact Project Officer Annie Horton (6923 6350) or annie.horton@lls.nsw.gov.au.

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