Fencing Biosecure Production Zones and Pest Knockout Grant Program
The $3.7 million Fencing Biosecure Production Zones and Pest Knockout Grant Program will offer support to landholders to manage pest animals, pest plants and control grazing pressure, increasing primary production and providing benefits to the local environment, as well as local communities and economies.
The project comes at a time when floods, severe storms and ongoing wet seasonal conditions is making it challenging for landholders to manage pest animals, pest plants and control total grazing pressure.
How will the program help landholders in Western NSW?
The Fencing Biosecure Production Zones and Pest Knockout Grant Program will offer support to landholders through on-ground projects including fence construction, implementing best practice grazing management and coordinated pest animal control.
The on-ground projects will also assist landholders and industry prepare for emergency animal disease outbreaks, including foot and mouth disease and lumpy skin disease.
In addition to supporting landholders, the program will benefit the local environment, local communities and stimulate local economies.
What support is available under the program?
Landholders can receive funding assistance to undertaking fencing works either individually on their property or as part of a collective on adjoining properties.
Once program areas are identified, further funding for complementary pest weed and pest animal activities will be made available.
Program participants will also receive resources to help build their capacity, knowledge and adoption of biosecurity and sustaining agricultural practices.
Who can apply for the program?
Landholders in the Western Local Land Services region are eligible for this program.
Expressions of interest for this program have closed and are currently undergoing assessment. Expressions of interest will be assessed on suitability to meet program objectives.
Everyone who submitted an expression of interest will be notified of the outcome and the steps that are to follow.
Find out more about the program
You can get in touch with the team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fencing Biosecure Production Zones and Pest Knockout Grant Program is part of the NSW Government’s ongoing commitment to biosecurity. The project is being delivered by Local Land Services.
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