Private rural landholders can apply for assistance to undertake on-the-ground projects to protect and enhance the region’s environmental values, with Sunshine Coast Council’s Landholder Environment Grants now open.
Community and Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said rural landholders would be able to apply for a range of projects to undertake environmental works on their private property.
“Priority will be given to projects with high ecological value and that have good landowner co-contribution,” Cr McKay said.
“Landholders can apply for assistance to carry out natural resource management activities such as fencing to restrict stock access to significant areas of native vegetation, wetlands or waterways.
“The grant can also be used for controlling environmental weeds to rehabilitate native vegetation, modifying fencing to make it more wildlife friendly and to reduce sediment loss on farms.
“I encourage rural landholders to check the guidelines for this funding to see if they are eligible.”
Only private rural landholders can apply and the project must occur on privately owned rural land within the Sunshine Coast Local Government area.
Applicants are encouraged to read the Landholder Environment Grant Guidelines prior to submitting an Expression of Interest, which closes on Monday, February 26, 2018.
To find out more visit council’s website.