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Last chance for funding - Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project

Central Tablelands Local Land Services is offering assistance to landowners who wish to improve the habitat and protect native plants and animals on their property, as part of the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, funded by the Australian Government.

This project started in June 2012, and will come to a conclusion in June 2017. It provides financial support and advice to land managers to improve the condition and connectivity of native vegetation across the western edge of the Blue Mountains.

The project area extends along the western edge of the Blue Mountains escarpment from the Capertee Valley in the north, to the Tuglow River in the south.

“This region is rich in biodiversity values and supports a unique array of native plants and animals”, said Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Senior Land Services Officer, Huw Evans.

“This is a great opportunity for people who have native vegetation on their property to get help to enhance the condition of this vegetation”, Mr Evans explained.

“Since the project began in 2012, we have provided funding to over 40 landowners.  This is the last chance people will get to be involved in the project.”

Through the Biodiversity Project, the Central Tablelands Local Land Services is able to provide funding for landholders to plant native trees and shrubs, install fencing to protect remnant native bushland and creeks from stock, and undertake invasive weed control in these areas.

Properties that contain waterways in good environmental condition, are adjacent to high biodiversity values, or contain threatened species or communities will be a priority for funding.

If you are interested in applying for funding as part of the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project you will need to complete an application form and return it to the Central Tablelands Local Land Services either online, or by post, no later than 26 August 2016.

Download the fact sheet or apply now online, or visit your local Central Tablelands Local Land Services office.

Once your application has been received a representative from Central Tablelands Local Land Services will meet you at your property to discuss what funding is available and the suitability of your application.

For further information, please contact Huw Evans at huw.evans@lls.nsw.gov.au or on (02) 6350 3117.

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