2019/20 - Grants and funding
Expressions Of Interest for the below project are now open and close at 5pm on Thursday 26 September 2019
Riverina Indigenous Artwork Project
Riverina Local Land Services is seeking Expressions Of Interest from local community groups and/or councils to partner with us to deliver an indigenous art project in the region. This project is designed to create a major First Nations peoples artwork that is significant to the community and assist in enhancing art and tourism in the region.
Please contact Anna Wilson before September 30 to discuss this incentive program (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0428 964 785).
Incentive program - Boosting the Bunyip Bird yield
Did you know that the Riverina is home to the largest population of Australasian Bitterns in the world?
It is recognised that about 500 Australasian Bitterns utilise rice crops over the summer months for breeding purposes.
Incentives are available to rice growers who provide additional and improved habitat on farm for this threatened species.
Incentive program - Reviving Riverina's Malleefowl
If you are a landholder who thinks you may have Malleefowl, Malleefowl mounds and Malleefowl habitat on your property, we would love to hear from you! Riverina Local Land Services is running a landholder incentive program – and this guide will step you through how you can get involved. This program provides a unique opportunity for successful landholders to secure an additional revenue
stream to manage Malleefowl outcomes on land.
Landholders in the Riverina Local Land Services region were able to apply for incentive funding in 2019/20. Below is a snapshot of each project. Expressions Of Interest for the below projects closed in August 2019; however, if you would like information on them please follow the links below.
Farm dams for biodiversity
Farm dams are an important farm asset that provides drinking water for livestock or water storage for irrigation. With proper
management these dams can lead to increased on-farm productivity and profitability as well as providing improved on-farm
biodiversity and ecosystems. This project will work with farmers to improve the water quality and biodiversity values of farm dams as well as improve grazing management adjacent to the dam. Click here for full information, including a project area map.
Paddock shade and shelter
Large isolated trees scattered across paddocks provide significant benefits for both farm productivity and to the broader landscape.
Incentives are available to landholders to take positive actions to protect, restore and establish native paddock trees across the region. Click here for full information, including a project area map.
This project is designed to assist landholders to undertake training courses in a group environment. Landholders will be
advised what courses will be available and to what amount they will receive a rebate after Expressions Of Interest close. Click here for full information, including a project area map.
Adjungbilly Creek Catchment - Save Our Species
The Adjungbilly Creek is a unique catchment in the Riverina Local Land Services region due to its populations of a number of endangered plants and animals. Through this ongoing project, we have improved habitat for endangered species and ecological communities through the protection and restoration of 233 hectares of the catchment by revegetating gullies to improve water quality, protected areas of native vegetation by installing 46 kilometres of fencing and re-established corridors of native vegetation by planting 30,000 native trees and shrubs. Click here for full information, including a project area map.
Saving Our Squirrel Gliders
This project aims to improve breeding and foraging habitat through the planting of new corridors and protection of core breeding habitat. This project works with land owners within the project area to restore existing vegetation and create new vegetation corridors that will provide new and improved foraging and nesting habitat. This project will also help coordinate pest control activities for foxes. A coordinated approach to baiting will lead to a greater reduction in their numbers and reduce the impact of predation. In conjunction with these on ground works we will also be running community based monitoring in the form of spotlighting events. Click here for full information, including a project area map.
Saving Swift Parrots and Threatened Woodland Species
This project aims to improve the long-term viability of nationally endangered Swift Parrot’s and co-occurring threatened species through the planting of habitat and protection of mature feed trees. Click here for full information, including a project area map.