Environmental projects funded under phase two Landcare allocation
October 2, 2017
The Federal Government has announced the provision of funding to major environmental and community projects of part of the more than $1 billion allocated to phase two of the National Landcare Program in this year's budget.
The allocations include:
$450 million for the Regional Land Partnerships Program to deliver natural resource management at a regional scale.
Funding for additional biosecurity measures to support the eradication of the Red Imported Fire Ant.
$47.4 million for the management of World Heritage sites.
$24.7 million towards delivering the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan, in addition to the $83 million already allocated under the Program to implement the Plan from 2018-19 to 2021-22.
$93 million for the ongoing support of existing Indigenous Protected Areas plus $15 million new funding.
Funding for the establishment of the $20 million Centre for Invasive Species Solutions to drive research, development and extension activities to protect native ecosystems and habitats from pest animals and weeds.
$5 million for an environment small grants program which local community and environment groups can access (up to $50,000) for local natural resource management activities
Phase two of the National Landcare Program was guided by the National Landcare Program Review. Further details on the consultation sessions and the National Landcare Program more broadly will be released at nrm.gov.au and the National Landcare Program Facebook page over the next few weeks. The key agriculture component of the new Landcare program is being finalised and will be announced in coming weeks.
More information about the National Landcare Program is here