Through funding from the State Government, the Regional Riparian Action Plan Riparian Landcare Incentive Program provides project grants to non-profit community groups, such as Landcare groups and networks and Conservation Management Networks (CMNs).
The funding will be provided to community groups for the planning and implementation of on-ground riparian actions on priority waterways and wetlands in the Goulburn Broken Waterway Strategy (2014- 2022) and/or waterways of “community priority”.
Projects or activities that are aimed at improving the health of the riparian zone of the target waterways, or raising awareness in the community about riparian management will be funded.
Projects could include:
- waterways or wetland protective fencing to control or exclude stock grazing (note: minimum 20 metre setback required for priority waterways)
- riparian weed control
- riparian revegetation with indigenous tree, shrub and ground cover species
- field days covering best practice riparian or wetland management
- projects must contribute to increased awareness, understanding and adoption of management practices that improve river, wetland or riparian health
- priority will be given to projects that demonstrate involvement with the community
- proposals must be in line with the priorities in the Regional Catchment Strategy or sub strategies. A Community Summary is also available.
- projects up to $45,000 are welcome
- up to 15% of the funding can be used for administration and project management. The group is expected to contribute at least 30% of the total project value, which may be cash or in kind.
- projects will be assessed against criteria that include value for money, feasibility and contribution to river health
- projects to be completed and final reports received by Friday 29th May 2020.