Monaro rehabilitation projects

Riparian rehabilitation project

South East Local Land Services is offering incentives of up to $15,000 to land managers for projects that protect and rehabilitate riparian and remnant terrestrial sites in the Snowy Monaro Regional Local Government Area. This project is funded by Catchment Action NSW.

Riparian protection projects

Riparian corridor

Riparian protection projects assist land managers to manage their riparian areas in a way that improves water quality and promotes healthy, biodiverse and productive systems. These projects involve the creation of buffers along rivers, creeks, permanent and non-permanent waterways through the construction of fences and establishment of native vegetation.

Assistance can be provided for the cost of fencing materials, native plants and alternate water sources.

For a project to be eligible any new fencing will need to be constructed a minimum of 20m from the top of the bank and native trees and shrubs will need to be established where absent. Stock will need to be excluded from the area to allow native vegetation to establish or regenerate naturally, after which the area will need to be managed sustainably.

Remnant vegetation protection projects

Remnant vegetation

Remnant vegetation rehabilitation projects assist land managers to protect areas with existing vegetation by fencing the area, weed control and accelerate the regeneration process by planting native tree and shrub species.

Assistance can be provided for the cost of fencing and weed control materials and native plants. Funding will not be provided for weed control contractors.

For a project to be eligible any new fencing will need to be constructed to protect an area greater than 10ha. Infilling with native trees and shrubs can be undertaken to enhance the recovery process. Stock will need to be excluded from the area to allow native vegetation to establish or regenerate naturally, after which the area will need to be managed sustainably.

Activities supported
Financial assistance may be provided for:
  • standard fencing materials
  • native plant tubestock
  • contributions towards alternative stock water systems.
Financial assistance will not be provided for:
  • boundary fences
  • earthworks
  • pest animal control.

Fencing work

How to apply

To be eligible for assistance, download and complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) application form. Once complete email your EOI to leon.miners@lls.nsw.gov.au or enquiry.southeast@lls.nsw.gov.au, post or drop it into your local office.

Please note that applications for this round of funding are now closed.

What happens next?

Once EOIs have been received and processed a Local Land Services staff member will call you to arrange a site visit.

Final project proposals will be submitted to an assessment panel and reviewed against eligibility criteria and funding priorities.

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified.

Project proposals will be developed in consultation with South East Local Land Services staff.

More information

If you would like more information on the project, eligibility, or the application process please make contact with one of our staff members.

PO Box 26 Cooma NSW 2630

1-3 Sharp St Cooma NSW 2630

Office: 6455 7200

Mobile: 0427 212 428.

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