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New native vegetation connectivity funding available

A new round of Connected Corridors funding is available to landholders in the central Murray region of NSW.

Approximately $250,000 is available to establish revegetation corridors to link to existing patches of native vegetation.

Private and public landholders and groups are invited to register their interest for the funding. Registrations of Interest close 23 September 2016.

To be eligible for funding sites must:

  • be located within the project priority area (see www.lls.nsw.gov.au/murray)
  • include or be within 100m of existing native vegetation
  • be a minimum of 5ha
  • be at least 30m wide for corridors.

Murray Local Land Services Project Officer Shanna Rogers said the focus of the project was connecting areas of native vegetation to provide habitat for and allow movement of native wildlife through the landscape.

“However native vegetation on farms can provide a range of other benefits for farmers such as windbreaks, stock shade and shelter, erosion control and habitat for beneficial pollinator insects,” she said.

Corowa District Landcare Coordinator, Judy Kirk is looking forward to working with local landholders.

“This funding is a wonderful opportunity for farmers to manage native vegetation on their properties and assist with the recovery of several threatened species that are found locally, such as squirrel gliders, hooded robins and diamond firetails,” Mrs Kirk said.

This project is supported by Murray Local Land Services and Corowa District Landcare through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and Catchment Action NSW.

For more information or to register your interest, contact Shanna Rogers, Murray Local Land Services 02 6051 2241, shanna.rogers@lls.nsw.gov.au