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Final Round of funding for bushfire restoration

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Sustainable Agriculture

Applicants that were successful in securing funding in rounds 2 and 3 are invited to apply again, however new applicants will be prioritised if applications exceed the funding available.

While bushfire can bring renewal to wheatbelt landscapes, such was the heat and intensity of the 2022 fires that much of the seedbank was destroyed and some trees were unable to recover. This third and last round of funding is aimed at making sure those with precious bushland that was impacted by the fires can be restored to previous standards or better. This can be achieved by fencing off stock, planting biodiverse infill vegetation for habitat and taking action on feral animal management.

This is a great opportunity for landholders who recognise the ecosystem services their bushland provides and value the contributions that landholders can make to improving environmental landscape function in their region.

In earlier rounds, many landholders have already completed their vegetation fencing, ordered their native tubestock and are carrying out vermin control. We are hoping for some solid winter rainfall this season in order for plantings to gain the best possible chance to establish.

Feral animal control has begun in earnest for Autumn with a Corrigin feral animal management workshop being well attended by local landholders. They will be doing their bit to manage the emerging rabbit and fox population issues that have emerged in the bushfire affected areas and the region in general.

To find out if you are eligible for funding or to obtain an application form contact Aimee Ray 0420 363 052