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Funding available to manage priority weeds in the Western region

Landholders and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding to undertake weed control works on land located within the Western Local Land Services region.

The Western Weed Management program, which was launched on Wednesday, 20 September, seeks to improve and sustain the condition of natural resources in the Western region by implementing control measures for weeds.

It is hoped the funding will assist landholders to achieve some great outcomes on their properties and in their local communities.  

Western Local Land Services Senior Land Services Officer, Brian Dohnt encouraged all landholders to look into this opportunity.

“Weed management is extremely important in all areas, but especially the Western region as it is so sparsely populated and it is more difficult to monitor and manage weeds,” Mr Dohnt said.

“This funding program offers a great opportunity for landholders and community groups to get some assistance to achieve outcomes that will be beneficial for themselves and their local areas.”

The Western Weed Management program will complement the Western Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan 2017 – 2022 with a listing of applicable weed threats to this funding program.

Those interested in applying are encouraged to read over the guidelines and conditions prior to submitting an expression of interest (EOI).

Download the EOI form and the guidelines,  as well as the Western Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan.

Alternatively, landholders can contact their nearest Western Local Land Services office and request this information.

EOIs must be submitted by close of business on Friday, 13 October 2017.

Funding for this program is through the National Landcare Programme and Catchment Action NSW.  

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.