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Opportunity for landholders to receive funding to carry out soil erosion control

Waterponding

Western Local Land Services is calling for applications from landholders who wish to receive funding to carry out soil erosion control works that will have both positive environmental outcomes and lead to a more productive farming enterprise.

The funding, which is available through the Small Grants for Rangeland Rehabilitation program, seeks to improve and sustain the condition of natural resources in the Western region, with a specific focus on rehabilitating the Coolibah Black-Box Woodland which is an Endangered Ecological Community.

Some of the activities that would be eligible for funding include:

  • waterponding – water sitting within the pond causes the clays to swell and crack and start the recovery process
  • waterspreading – used on low slope country to spread and disperse runoff
  • countour furrowing – earthworks used on degraded ridge country to capture moisture, seed, litter and soil
  • erosion control along linear infrastructure – reinstating the direction of natural water flows to limit erosion around infrastructure such as tracks and fence lines.

Potential applicants should be aware that projects must be located within the priority investment area.

This area roughly follows the northern rivers of the Western region, following the Darling river through to the Murray river.

For more information and a map of this area, refer to the project guidelines.

Expressions of interest are due by Friday, 7 December 2018 with all the relevant information, including the eligibility guidelines.

For further information contact your nearest Western Local Land Services office on 1300 795 299 or contact Senior Land Services Officer – Rangeland Rehabilitation, Paul Theakston on (02) 6836 1575.

This project is supported by Western Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Source: Western Local Land Services

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