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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Funding Available For Far South Coast Landscape Improvements

South East Local Land Services is seeking expressions of interest from land managers wanting to improve natural landscapes on their properties.

Funding is currently available to support land managers across the Far South Coast to restore waterways and riverbanks, protect and enhance saltmarsh, increase koala habitat, undertake general revegetation, enhance high value native vegetation or plant large areas (between 20 to 50 hectares) of native vegetation.

Priority activities for grant funding include:

· installation of fences and off stream watering points, to exclude stock from waterways and saltmarsh.

· revegetation and erosion control along riverbanks, to improve water quality, bank stability and native wildlife habitat.

· revegetation and enhancement of koala habitat (Bega Valley only).

· fencing and vegetation management, to enhance or extend high value native vegetation patches.

· planting small to medium scale native vegetation blocks, for shelter belts, corridors or wildlife ‘stepping stones’.

· planting large scale native vegetation blocks, for wildlife habitat and possible exploration of carbon or biodiversity market opportunities.

South East Local Land Services supports the use of wildlife friendly fences as the preferred fence type for habitat enhancement activities.

These projects are being delivered by South East Local Land Services with funding from the NSW Government’s Marine Estate Strategy, Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and NRM Services Program.

To find out more or to register an ‘Expression of Interest’ contact South East Local Land Services staff.

Leanna Moerkerken: (Bega Valley)

Sonia Bazzacco: (Eurobodalla)

Alternately call the Bega office on 1300 795 299

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