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Grants and funding

Funding Program 2016/17

Our funding program

Funding is available for land managers and communities to improve and manage the health of our landscapes.

There are a wide range of projects that address the broad areas of:

  • productive farms
  • natural landscapes

Activities to be funded include:

  • construction of stock management areas
  • fencing to subdivide paddocks to land capabilities
  • soil testing and training to increase the adoption of sustainable land management practices
  • assistance to attend conferences and workshops to increase knowledge in sustainable farming practices
  • precision agriculture
  • innovation for irrigation
  • fencing to protect remnant native vegetation
  • fencing and planting of native trees and shrubs
  • native vegetation management
  • threatened species protection
  • wildlife corridors
  • cultural burning
  • engaging and sharing cultural knowledge

Projects will vary across local government areas within the Riverina region.

These projects are offered by Riverina Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government National Landcare Programme and Catchment Action NSW.

More information on the funding program (PDF 154KB)


The following projects are available if your property is located in the local government areas of Hilltops, Gundagai and Snowy Valleys

Grazing management

The grazing management project will support a range of activities to enable grazing and mixed farming enterprises to increase their capacity to adopt sustainable grazing practices.

Through this project, landholders can access funding to install stock management areas, subdivide paddocks accordingly to land capability and undertake training to improve knowledge and skills.

Your property must be located in the local government areas of Gundagai, Hilltops and Snowy Valley.

More information about Grazing Management project (PDF 128KB)

Building on landholder and community group skills

This project offers financial assistance to landholders and community groups to develop and/or improve their sustainable land management skills.

More information on building on landholder and community group skills project (PDF 177KB)

Adjungbilly Creek endangered species restoration

The Adjungbilly Creek is a unique catchment in the Riverina Local Land Services region due to it’s populations of a number of endangered plants and animals.

Funding is available to landholders for a suite of on-ground works including gully revegetation, reducing stock access to Adjungbilly Creek, pretecting areas of riparian and terrestrial native vegetation and re-establishing corridors.

More information on Adjungbilly Creek Catchment project (PDF 190KB)

Soil testing and monitoring

This project will highlight the benefits of understanding soil processes and soil tests to allow informed decisions to be made on to best spend fertiliser and/or soil additive dollars.

More information on soil testing and monitoring project (PDF 169KB)

Native vegetation management

This project focuses on a range of restoration activities that protect and restore nationally and state listed threatened species and ecological communities.

Through this project assistance is available to landholders for a suite of on-ground works including:

  • gully re-vegetation
  • re-establishing vegetation corridors
  • reducing stock access to waterways
  • undertaking coordinated rabbit control

More information on native vegetation management project (PDF 410KB)

Muttama Creek restoration

This project aims to protect the significant remnant vegetation within the Muttama Catchment and establish new corridors to provide biodiverse linkages between remnant stands.

More information on Muttama Creek restoration project (PDF 346KB)

GWCC 500 wildlife corridors

Assistance is available to landholders for a suite of on-ground works including:

  • gully revegetation
  • re-establishing vegetation corridors
  • reducing stock access to waterways
  • protecting areas of existing riparian and terrestrial native vegetation

Your property must lie within Goldenfields County Council boundary.

More information on Goldenfields Water County Council wildlife corridors project (PDF 214KB)

Work placement project

We would like to offer Charles Sturt University students studying either environmental, agricultural or animal sciences the opportunity to undertake workplace learning within the Riverina.

More information on work placement (PDF 289KB)


The following projects are available if your property is located in the local government areas of Junee, Temora, Bland, Coolamon, Wagga Wagga, Narrandera and Lockhart

Stock management areas

Stock management areas (SMA) are confinement zones used to manage stock in dry/drought conditions.

Funding is available to a maximum of $10,000 (GST exclusive) per property:

  • fencing materials
  • watering infrastructure materials
  • feeding infrastructure materials
  • establishment of shade/nutrient filter buffer

More information on stock management areas (PDF 271KB)

Stay in the Zone

The Stay in the Zone project is offering landholders funding to implement similar precision agriculture activities on their properties and/or training with credited service providers to manage their spatial data.

More information on the stay in the zone project (PDF 195KB)

Native vegetation management

This project focuses on a range of restoration activities that protect and restore nationally and state listed threatened species and ecological communities.

Through this project assistance is available to landholders for a suite of on-ground works including:

  • gully re-vegetation
  • re-establishing vegetation corridors
  • reducing stock access to waterways
  • undertaking coordinated rabbit control

More on native vegetation management project (PDF 410KB)

Lucerne online

Lucerne online is a new short course on lucerne management. It is designed for farmers and graziers, livestock producers, managers of lucerne stand and those who are involved in the lucerne industry. It covers the management of lucerne in your farming system and what is required to establish production targets for a lucerne enterprise.

More on how you can enrol for the Lucerne online short course (PDF 100KB)

GWCC500 wildlife corridors

Assistance is available to landholders for a suite of on-ground works including:

  • gully revegetation
  • re-establishing vegetation corridors
  • reducing stock access to waterways
  • protecting areas of existing riparian and terrestrial native vegetation

Your property must lie within Goldenfields County Council boundary

More information on Goldenfields Water County Council wildlife corridors project (PDF 214KB)

Significant wetlands in the Mid Murrumbidgee

The purpose of this project is to restore and recover significant wetlands in the Riverina regions with a focus on the Mid-Murrumbidgee Wetlands (between Wagga Wagga and Carrathool). These wetlands consist of a network of riverine lagoons and billabong formations.

More information on significant Wetlands in Mid Murrumbidgee project (PDF 175KB)

Threatened Species

Funding and support is available to landholders to take positive actions to protect, restore and establish bush habitat across the mid region of the Riverina Local Land Services region as well as implementing pest animal control and monitoring incentives.

More information on the Bush Stone-curlew project (PDF 157KB)

More information on the Glossy Black-cockatoo project (PDF 178KB)

More information on the Malleefowl in the Riverina project (PDF 216KB)

Work placement project

We would like to offer Charles Sturt University students studying either environmental, agricultural or animal sciences the opportunity to undertake workplace learning within the Riverina.

More information on work placement (PDF 289KB)


The following projects are available if your property is located in the local government areas of Hay, Carrathool, Griffith, Murrumbidgee and Leeton

Stock management areas

Stock Management Areas (SMA) are confinement zones used to manage stock in dry/drought conditions.

Funding is available to a maximum of $10,000 (GST exclusive) per property:

  • fencing materials
  • watering infrastructure materials
  • feeding infrastructure materials
  • establishment of shade/nutrient filter buffer

More information on stock management areas (PDF 271KB)

Riverine Rangelands paddock restoration

This project aims to help farmers restore the productivity of the land through implementing revegetation and sustainable grazing practises.

More information on Riverina rangelands paddock restoration project (PDF 154KB)

Innovation in irrigation

We are offering small grants of up to $5,000.00 to irrigators.

The grants are to encourage the adoption of innovative sustainable agriculture practices and technologies with a focus on activities related to irrigation and water use efficiency.

More information on innovation for irrigation project (PDF 223KB)

Native vegetation management

This project focuses on a range of restoration activities and prioritises works that protect and restore nationally listed threatened species and ecological communities.

More information on native vegetation management project (PDF 270KB)

Sandhill Pine woodland restoration

Funding is available to landholders for a suite of on- ground works including:


  • protecting and restoring areas of remnant native vegetation through the provision of standard fencing materials and revegetation activities
  • undertaking coordinated rabbit control through providing a 50% discount on rabbit poison (in the revegetation area only

More information on Sandhill Pine woodland restoration project (PDF 154KB)

Work placement project

We would like to offer Charles Sturt University students studying either environmental, agricultural or animal sciences the opportunity to undertake workplace learning within the Riverina.

More information on work placement (PDF 289KB)