Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grants

Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grants

Up to $50,000 of funding is available for eligible local Landcare Groups, environment networks, and community groups, as part of $14million package for Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grants. The program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. The funding will support landcare bushfire recovery projects in seven government designated bushfire regions impacted by […]

Council Support for Weed Control After Fires

Council Support for Weed Control After Fires

In an effort to support rural landholders who have been impacted by the fire events over summer, Council has secured grant funds through the NSW DPI South East Regional Weeds Program for weed control vouchers to assist in the control of priority weed species within the Bega Valley Shire. These include African lovegrass, Serrated tussock, St […]

Grant Guru Funding Finder

Grant Guru Funding Finder

Did you know that the Bega Valley Shire Council has partnered with GrantGuru to provide the Bega Valley Funding Finder to all community groups, not-for-profits, local businesses and individuals in our Shire? Funding Finder is an easy to use portal providing free access to a comprehensive database of grant and funding opportunities including federal, state and local […]

Good Neighbours Fencing Project

Good Neighbours Fencing Project

Fire affected land managers are reminded that support is still available to replace fences that share a border with public land. The NSW Government has committed $209 million to help bushfire-affected landholders with the cost of rebuilding boundary fences adjoining public lands. Private landholders who share a boundary with public land and were impacted by […]

Threatened Species Recovery Fund – Grants available

Threatened Species Recovery Fund – Grants available

In 2016, the Minister for the Environment announced a $5 million Threatened Species Recovery Fund to support communities to actively protect Threatened Species, leverage additional investment, and assist with delivering on the Targets and Action Areas in the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Strategy. The Recovery Fund sits within the National Landcare Programme and delivers tangible benefits for Australia’s […]

Funding for Landholders & Community Groups

Funding for Landholders & Community Groups

South East Local Land Services has Catchment Action NSW and Australian Government incentive funding available for land managers to undertake biodiversity, native vegetation and threatened species improvement projects within the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla shires. Projects should commence in October 2016 and finish in June 2017. Up to $50,000 is available for individual projects that: […]

Bush Connect Project

Bush Connect Project

The Far South Coast Landcare Association (FSCLA) has opened up expressions of interest for landholders wishing to be involved in its ten-year BUSH CONNECT PROJECT. The project’s objective is to fill strategic vegetation gaps across the Bega Valley Shire, improving vegetation links in an East-West direction between the coastal and escarpment forest systems.  The Bush […]

June Floods and Disaster Assistance

June Floods and Disaster Assistance

As you embark on the process of cleaning up and taking stock of damage caused by the recent floods in our area and beyond, there are a number of assistance measures outlined below which you may be eligible to receive. Declared disaster areas  The NSW Government has declared disaster assistance for residents impacted by the east coast storms […]

Autumn Fox baiting with Feral Fighters

Autumn Fox baiting with Feral Fighters

Foxes are Australia’s number one introduced predator and threaten the survival of a wide range of native wildlife and many threatened species. Non-flying mammals weighing between 35g and 5.5kg and ground-nesting birds are at greatest risk but foxes also prey upon reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Foxes have also been identified as a vector of weed species such […]