Fencing Biosecure Production Zones and Pest Knockout Grant Program

February 2024

The $3.7 million Fencing Biosecure Production Zones and Pest Knockout Grant program is supporting 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.

Please note: applications to participate in this program have closed.

Sheep property with fenced yards in Western region

How is the program helping landholders in Western NSW?

The program is supporting landholders through on-ground projects including fence construction, implementing best practice grazing management and coordinated pest animal control.

Participating landholders will also receive resources to help build their capacity, knowledge and adoption of biosecurity and sustainable agricultural practices.

The on-ground projects are also assisting 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.

Works underway

Following a competitive expression of interest process, 9 projects have been approved through this program.

The projects will see a total of 376 km of exclusion fencing erected and 331,170 hectares of property enclosed.

Local landholders are delivering the projects, with the support of Western Local Land Services.

Find out more about the program

You can get in touch with the team by emailing admin.western@lls.nsw.gov.au

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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