Landcare Riparian Restoration Grants

Local Land Services has funded 50 projects under the Riparian Restoration Project for grants to restore riparian areas suffering cumulative damage from recent droughts, bushfires and flooding across NSW.

These projects across regional NSW are being delivered by Landcare and natural resource management (NRM) incorporated organisations.

These organisations will be undertaking grass-roots projects designed to restore and future-proof damaged riparian areas.

Waterways across regional NSW have suffered cumulative damage from recent natural disasters, such as drought, bushfires and floods.

The program will fund on-ground riverbank and stream restoration works, such as tree planting and other minor on-farm erosion works to help mitigate erosion and ensure riverbanks and the wider ecosystems are healthy.

The Landcare Riparian Restoration Grants program is funded through the NSW Government’s $200 million Regional Recovery Package.

This project commenced in 2022 and will be completed by 31 August 2023.


All Sustainable FuturesGoonellabah Tucki Landcare Incorporated
Bellinger Landcare IncStation Creek Riparian Restoration and Estuary Protection
Big Scrub Landcare IncPost-flood riparian rehabilitation for six critically endangered Big Scrub lowland subtropical rainforest remnants
Boatharbour LandcareReviving Boatharbour Riverbanks
Capertee Valley Landcare IncGlen Davis Reserve - Riparian Restoration Project
Central West Lachlan Landcare IncStream Restoration in Back Yamma and Cookamidgera
Clarence LandcareNymboida River Post Bushfire Biosecurity Weed Control
Community Environment NetworkRestoring riparian areas on private lands with Landcare green teams
Condobolin and District LandcareWallaroi Creek Stock Access Works
Conservation Volunteers AustraliaSupporting Monaltrie Landcare in riparian restoration post-flooding
Coonamble Neighbourhood CentreCoonamble-Castlereagh River Restoration
Corowa District Landcare IncRiver Street Wetland Restoration Project
Deniliquin Kolety Lagoons Landcare GroupRestoration of aquatic fringing plants on Edward Kolety River.
Dunedoo Coolah LandcareCobbora - Swans, Sedges, Shrubs and Trees
GLENRACEnhancing Aquatic Habitat for Endangered Species through Riparian Protection
Goonellabah Tucki Landcare IncorporatedRestoration and expansion of riparian regeneration area along flood affected Upper Tucki Tucki Creek in Goonellabah
GwymacControlling weeds and erosion to protect and restore Fraser’s creek - Nullamanna
GwymacRiparian protection and restoration in Swan Brook creek and catchment – Inverell
Hastings Landcare IncorporatedPost Flood Pappinbarra River Restoration - Hastings Landcare
Hawkesbury-Nepean Landcare Network and Macdonald RiverkeepersRestoring Remote Rivers, Hawkesbury
Holbrook LandcareUpper Murray Bushfire recovery
Hovell's CreekHovells Creek riparian restoration project
Hunter Regional LandcareRegenerating Abbotts Flat
Hunter Regional LandcareBringing back Congewai Creek - Sweetmans to Coolawine
Lambs Valley Community & Landcare Inc.Lambs Valley Creek – upper catchment restoration program
Luskintyre Landcare Group IncWeed control on the Hunter River at Luskintyre
Macleay LandcareThe Toorumbee Creek to Belgrave Falls Reach Plan Implementation project
Macleay LandcareFive Day Creek Riparian Corridor Restoration Project
Nambucca Valley LandcareBowraville Connections
Narromine Shire CouncilGin Gin Wier Road Reserve Restoration Project
OceanWatch AustraliaPost-bushfire Mangrove Restoration in Coastal NSW
OzFish UnlimitedSaving the confluence of Washpool creek and Tenterfield Creek .
OzFish UnlimitedFlourishing farms through Murray River riparian restoration
OzFish UnlimitedRocky reefs and woody habitat for Tarcutta Creek
OzFish UnlimitedMann River Riparian Restoration
OzFish UnlimitedWambuul Macquarie River Reserves: Restoring Habitat Post Drought
Queanbeyan Landcare Inc.Jerrabomberra Creek Riparian Restoration project
Rappville and Surrounds Landcare Group IncorporatedRiparian Recovery in Rappville and Surrounds: Cat’s Claw Creeper on Flood and Fire impacted Creeks
Richmond LandcareMulgum Creek 2022 Flood Restoration Project
South Lismore Duck Pond LandcareSouth Lismore Duck Pond Landcare Riparian Restoration Project
Summerhill Creek CareRisky Paddock Drought & Flood Damage Restoration
Tuckombil Landcare IncTeven Memorial Park Riparian Restoration
Tweed LandcareSupporting grass-roots Landcare groups restoring flood-damaged riparian areas.
Upper Shoalhaven Landcare GroupBudjong Creek, Erosion Control, Windellama
Websters Creek Catchment LandcareCalico Creek Flood Restoration
Weddin LandcareOoma Creek Tributary Restoration
Western Landcare NSW IncWLNSW Riparian Restoration Collaboration Project
Western Murray Land Improvement GroupKoondrook Perricoota Forest Inlet Channel Revegetation
Yass Urban Landcare IncRestoring the Riparian Corridor on Manton Creek
Young Local Aboriginal Land CouncilRiparian restoration of ancient Aboriginal grinding site and natural spring area



Regional NSW refers to all areas of the state outside of metropolitan Greater Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. A map is available here for further clarification.

A key objective of this grants program is to fund grass-roots projects that will restore and future-proof damaged riparian areas.

Riparian area (also referred to as Zone or Land) - is any land which adjoins, directly influences, or is influenced by a body of water (Land & Water Resources, 1999). Riparian areas include land alongside creeks, streams, gullies, rivers and wetlands.

These areas perform a range of important environmental functions such as:

  • providing bed and bank stability and reducing bank and channel erosion
  • protecting water quality by trapping sediment, nutrients and other contaminants
  • providing diversity of habitat for terrestrial, riparian and aquatic plants (flora) and animals (fauna)
  • providing connectivity between wildlife habitats
  • conveying flood flows and controlling the direction of flood flows
  • providing an interface or buffer between developments and waterways
  • providing passive recreational uses

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