Living Carbon: Riverina

Through the Primary Industries Productivity and Abatement Program, Riverina Local Land Services is working with land managers to support on farm carbon management and to help meet NSW’s net zero emissions targets.

Living Carbon Grants Program

The Living Carbon Grants Program will provide financial and technical support to land managers to design, plan and implement carbon and biodiversity plantings across the Riverina. Plantings of 10 to 200 ha will need to be registered with the Clean Energy Regulator using the Environmental Planting Pilot method.

What are the benefits?

For the land manager, this project will help you to:

  • improve on farm biodiversity, sustainability and resilience
  • diversify income through earning carbon credits.

What are the key steps?

  1. Contact your Living Carbon Project Officer
  2. Design and plan your project
  3. Register your project with the Clean Energy Regulator
  4. Design your Environmental Account through Accounting for Nature
  5. Submit your Living Carbon project application, including a complete Planting Plan
  6. Enter a funding agreement with NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
  7. Establish your planting within 12 months of signing your contract
  8. Monitor and report on your planting using an Environmental Account through Accounting for Nature
  9. Complete communications as part of the grant – landholder experience survey and brief case study

Riverina LLS will be hosting a series of field days, webinars and site visits to support landholders. Contact your Living Carbon Project Officer to register your interest in this project and receive updates.

Where do I start?

For more information, please contact your Living Carbon Project Officer:

Kate Jenkins, Land Services Officer NRM
Riverina Local Land Services
M: 0448 222 954

Further information

Visit the NSW Climate and Energy Action website.

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