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Grants and funding

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

Rangeland rehabilitation projects funding opportunity

Landholders have a great opportunity to receive funding to carry out land management works that improve the values of the Coolibah-Black Box Woodland which is the priority area for this program (see map of priority area in program guidelines).  

The following types of rehabilitation projects are eligible for funding through this program:

  • waterponding - used to reclaim claypan and scalded areas by holding the water on the site. The water sitting within the pond causes the clays to swell and crack and start the recovery process
  • waterspreading - banks used on low slope country to spread and disperse runoff. This reduces the energy of concentrated flows, minimising soil erosion and improving water infiltration
  • contour furrowing - long-term stable earthworks that are used on degraded ridge country (of less than 5% slope) to capture moisture, seed, litter and soil
  • erosion control along linear infrastructure - erosion control structures prevent erosion along tracks and fencelines etc by reinstating the direction of natural water flows
  • rehabilitation of ground tank diversion banks - construction of new ground tanks and diversion banks into ground tanks will not be funded, however, the rehabilitation of eroded, poorly constructed diversion banks can be funded and the construction of new diversion banks can be funded if the work is in line with best practice for erosion control
  • other works - some on-ground works need to be designed and laid out according to the unique erosion situation
  • native plant establishment - costs associated with the introduction of native grasses, forbs, bushes and tree species is eligible and can be included in the project budget.

Landholders interested in submitting an application to receive funding should read the program guidelines:

Application forms must be submitted by Friday, 4 October. For further information about the program, contact your nearest Local Land Services office on 1300 795 299 or Rangeland Rehabilitation Officer, Paul Theakston on 0428 259 231. 

This program is supported by Western Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.

Ecosystem Management Understanding now open

Landholders have a great opportunity to participate in a program that will help them to understand landscape processes, conditions and trends with on-ground projects developed that address ecological sustainability and agricultural productivity.

This program will be funded by Western Local Land Services and utilise the Ecosystem Management of Understanding (EMU) process. 

The program will extend to four land managers with a preference for groups within the same district or adjoining properties, however, individual landholders can still apply. 

The program will be delivered by an EMU facilitator and Western Local Land Services staff. 

Any landholders interested in taking part in the program should read the guidelines prior to submitting their application.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, 4 October. For more information on the EMU program, read this case study, watch this short film or contact your nearest Local Land Services office on 1300 795 299 or Rangeland Rehabilitation Officer, Paul Theakston on 0428 259 231. 

This program is supported by Western Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.

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Landholders who are interested in applying for one or both of the current funding opportunities and are unsure which one they would be more suited to are encouraged to contact Paul Theakston on 0428 259 231 to discuss these opportunities. 
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