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Grants to promote Billabong Yanco region

Murray Local Land Services has launched a community grants program to promote the celebrated Billabong Yanco Creek region between Walbundrie and Moulamein.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for individuals and groups to carry out projects that celebrate the area’s landscape, produce and culture.

The grants are part of Murray Local Land Services’ Billabong Yanco Creek Project, which aims to promote a resilient and productive system with healthy ecosystems and communities.

Team Leader Environment at Murray Local Land Services, Trish Bowen, said the region was valued by locals and visitors for its creeks and the array of life they support.

“The grants will allow communities to access funding to enjoy these important aspects of life in the region, and bring them together to experience and appreciate the region’s significant natural areas,” she said.

“Through the grants, local communities will also have opportunities to learn about and celebrate the region’s Aboriginal and European heritage, showcase the produce grown by local farmers, help raise the profile of the region’s agriculture and give visitors and locals alike the chance to experience quality, local food.”

The Billabong Yanco Creek Project is funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and the NSW Government, and is delivered in partnership with a steering committee of local community groups.

Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the Billabong Yanco Community Grants page. Applications close on Thursday 14 April.