Grants and funding

We fund landholders, groups, organisations and individuals to improve their enterprise and local environment by better managing our natural resources.

Incentive funding for rangeland rehabilitation programs

We are offering landholders, groups and organisations a wonderful opportunity to receive funding assistance to participate in one of two programs that will help to improve agricultural productivity and ecological sustainability.

Opportunity one — rangeland rehabilitation

The rangeland rehabilitation program has a priority area within the Western region which is the Coolibah-Black Box Woodlands (CBB Woodland) endangered ecological community. Successful applicants in this program will carry out soil erosion works that will improve the condition of vegetation in the CBB Woodland. A map of the Woodland (the priority area) is included in the guidelines.

Opportunity two — Ecosystem Management Understanding

EMU participants will be shown how to understand landscape processes, conditions and trends with on-ground projects developed that address ecological sustainability and agricultural productivity. The EMU program does not have a priority area however all applicants must be based within the Western Local Land Services region (refer to map on website home page).

Landholders interested in participating in the rangeland rehabilitation program and/or the EMU program are asked to read the guidelines prior to submitting their application.

Applications for both programs must be submitted by Monday 12 July. Please note that this will likely be the only intake of new rangeland rehabilitation projects for the 2021-22 financial year.  

To see what improvements can be made through these programs to your property, see the below resources:

If landholders want further information about the programs they should contact Rangeland Rehabilitation Officer, Paul Theakston on 0428 259 231 or

This project is supported by Western Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Fencing Northern Basin Riverbanks Program

The Australian Government has committed $7.5 million in funding for the NSW northern Murray-Darling Basin communities and the environment with Local Land Services responsible for delivering the program.

Read more about the Fencing Northern Basin Riverbanks Program.


Aboriginal cultural heritage projects guide

As a part of any project, Western Local Land Services must ensure that landholders participating in a project are aware of their responsibilities.

The below two-page resource gives landholders an overview of what is involved in assessing for Aboriginal cultural heritage values, what role our staff play, what will be included in the process and what is not included.


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