Nationals Riverina MP Michael McCormack is encouraging eligible community groups, farmers, and landholders to apply for grants under round two of the Murray-Darling Healthy Rivers Program, which is now open for applications.
Mr McCormack said several organisations in the Riverina and Central West were already benefiting from the previous round of grants.
“Narrawa Seeds at Borambola received $52,800 towards erosion control and revegetation efforts along the Murrumbidgee River, OzFish Unlimited, based in Tarcutta, received $55,000 to develop habitat mapping and restoration on Tarcutta Creek and Droubalgie Pastoral, near Forbes, received $55,000 for weed control and stock exclusion fencing along the Lachlan River,” Mr McCormack said.
“These important projects can be replicated in other areas along waterways throughout the Murray-Darling Basin and I urge and encourage those eligible organisations to apply.
“Not only will these Healthy Rivers grants improve the environment, but they will also support real jobs and local businesses across the Riverina and Central West and stimulate the local economy as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the drought.
“The number of eligible entities has increased, so please check the guidelines to see if you could receive a grant.”
Applications for both small and large grants will close at 9pm on October 6, 2021.
The Healthy Rivers Program is a key part of the NSW Nationals in the federal government’s Murray-Darling Communities Investment Package, which is putting communities at the centre of the Basin Plan.
To learn more about eligible activities or to apply, visit the Community Grants Hub:
For large grants (between $100,001 and $2,000,000): https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/murray-darling
For smaller grants (between $5,000 and $100,000): https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/murray-darling-healthy-rivers-program-small-grants-round-2