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Incentives available for protection and revegetation projects

Landholders can now apply for 2018/19 Linking our Landscape incentive funding for stream and bushland protection as well as revegetation projects.

Paul and Robyn Brunton have previously been successful in receiving incentive funding from Central Tablelands Local Land Services.

They say the financial assistance helped fast track their plans to improve their property between Bathurst and O’Connell a lot sooner than would have been possible on their own.

Their project involved fencing an area of 25ha with 3km of fencing, ripping 60km for tree lines and planting over 7250 native trees and shrubs. The area was very degraded with little to no groundcover and next to no native trees.

As a result of their work through the incentive funding, erosion has reduced, pest and weed control is much better and now they’re managing these sites by restricting stock access to improve groundcover and allow planted trees and shrubs to establish.

“The project has been mutually beneficial to our family, the property and to the environment, thanks to the assistance of Central Tablelands Local Land Services,” said Mr Brunton.

“LLS staff has been very easy to work with and a great source of advice and information. The whole process was very positive from filling out the application to the assessment and implementation of the project.”

Central Tablelands Local Land Services now invites private landholders to apply for Linking our Landscape incentive funding.

Available on ground incentives include Stream Protection, Bushland Protection and Revegetation for priority areas across the Central Tablelands.  It covers activities such as stock proof fencing; alternative stock watering points and planting native trees and shrubs.

This is one of a number of new priority projects Central Tablelands Local Land Services Natural Resource Management team will deliver over the next 9 months.

“Through the Linking our Landscape project Central Tablelands Local Land Services continues to support landholders and the community in the management of environmental and agricultural landscapes, delivering on-ground natural resource management projects that target key priorities at the regional level,” says Local Land Services Team Leader for NRM Clayton Miller.

Expressions of interest (EOI) for Linking our Landscape open today at 8am and close 5pm on Monday 5 November.  EOIs are to be completed online or in person at your nearest Central Tablelands LLS office.

Eligible projects must be located within the Central Tablelands Priority Corridor Areas (click here for map) and meet all project standards and eligibility criteria.

This project is part of Catchment Action NSW funding being rolled out across the Central Tablelands.

For more information go to our Linking our landscape page or contact the project manager, Allan Wray on 6333 2318

Media contact: Arabella Fingleton, Central Tablelands Local Land Services - 0408 504 825