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Restore-Recovering Wheatbelt Landscapes after Fire 2022/23

Do you live an area impacted by the February 2022 bushfires? Do you have fire affected remnant vegetation patches which you would you like to protect from grazing animals?
One of the greatest natural resource impacts has been the loss of many years of conservation and sustainable agriculture activities undertaken by landholders in the region.

These guidelines will enable you to apply for support to protect your bushland.

  • There is a requirement for landholders to match project funds $ for the same $ value in cash and/or in-kind. Therefore, if you request $15,000 for your project, you will be required to match that amount with $15,000 in cash and/or the value of labour, site preparation, equipment etc.
  • Remnants must be fully fenced, that is, fully excluded from livestock.
  • We provide support for fencing @ $4000 per km for materials, refer to guidelines for expected standards.
  • Please note if you apply for the maximum funding of $15,000 for fencing in Round 1, you will not be eligible for further funding in Round 2.
  • Bushfires in early 2022 have wrought extensive damage across 60,000 HA of the Wheatbelt. One of the greatest natural resource impacts has been the loss of many years of conservation and sustainable agriculture activities undertaken by landholders in the region.

  • These grants are funded by the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Community Stewardship Program, with support from Wheatbelt NRM (WNRM), Corrigin Farm Improvement Group (CFIG), the Facey Group (Facey) and the Shires of Bruce Rock, Corrigin and Wickepin.

 

Assessment Criteria

Your application will be reviewed by a panel with a representative from each of the partner organisations Wheatbelt NRM, CFIG and Facey Group.
Assessment will be against the following criteria;

1. Environmental value of the remnant to be protected, this includes habitat for threatened flora and fauna species and connectivity of remnants throughout the landscape. Wheatbelt NRM will use spatial dataset analysis in additional to the information supplied by the applicant to inform this selection criteria.
2. Co-benefits delivered by the project. Wheatbelt NRM will use spatial dataset analysis in additional to the information supplied by the applicant to inform this selection criteria.
3. Value for money.
4. Landholder commitment to natural resource management.
5. Landholder capacity to undertake the work.

Support Material

Guidelines for Bushfire remnant vegetation grant.pdf
10th January 2023
Restore Recovering Wheatbelt Landscapes After Fire 2022-23 Round 1 Application.pdf
15th January 2023
Eligibility
  • 1 Be a legal entity, such as a land manager/owner. If you are not the owner/lessee of the land, or there are any third party encumbrances on your land, you will need to attach a letter of permission from the owner/lessee for your activity
  • 2. Be prepared to provide in-kind support that matches the total funding amount for fencing.
  • 3.Be prepared to exclude livestock from the remnant until the fencing is complete (and for 10 years after project completion)
  • 4.Be prepared to be photographed and participate in project promotion via mediums such as newsletters, demonstration sites, media articles, case studies and social media.
  • 5.The project needs to fall within the areas affected by the Corrigin (including the areas of Bruce Rock/Quairading shires) and Narrogin East (including areas of Wickepin/Cuballing shires) bushfires;
Delivery Organisation
Wheatbelt NRM and Western Australian Government’s State NRM Community Stewardship
Closing Date
Friday, February 17, 2023
Amount Available
Up to $15,000