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$2.2 million boost for Riverina farmers

Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water Niall Blair has announced more the $2.2 million will be invested in to a range of grant programs across the region to support Local Land Services deliver vital services to the region’s famers.

Mr Blair made the announcement while attending the Henty Machinery Field Days in Henty.

 

“This funding means that local people can find local solutions to challenges to their communities,” Mr Blair said.

 

“Farmers can make real changes in farming practices and sound environmental management to ensure the state’s primary industries continues to be the best in the country.”

 

The Local Landcare Services Riverina Funding program has three main themes

 

  • Natural Landscapes – revegetation and corridor establishment, including management of Aboriginal cultural heritage in the landscape
  • Productive Farms – funding assistance and advice with land management, biosecurity and adapting to change
  • Community Grants – funding assistance for community projects in both Aboriginal and regional communities that meet their social, environmental and economic values

 

The Board of Riverina Local Land Services is showing how to deliver what people want in their area.

 

Riverina Local Land Services is offering more than 15 different grant projects, tailored to the different landscapes of the upper, mid and lower Riverina region.

 

The NSW Government is contributing $827,500 through Catchment Action NSW along with $1.4 million form the Federal Government to support Local Landcare Services.

 

The launch of this funding program demonstrates the strong partnership between the NSW and Australian Governments to support Local Land Services in the Riverina with the combined investment.

 

Businesses and community groups across the Riverina are encouraged to apply for the grants by visiting the  Riverina Local Land Services website http://riverina.lls.nsw.gov.au/our-region/financial-assistance  

 

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