Namoi CMA has incentive funding available for on-ground works, activities and training aimed at improving the health of the Catchment's landscapes. Landholders, production and community groups and local councils interested in funding to assist them improve our valuable natural resources are encouraged to apply.
Trees On Farms Program 2013
Namoi CMA is currently looking for landholders who are interested in carrying out activities to protect and enhance native vegetation on their properties.
We have funding available for landholders in the Namoi Catchment through the Namoi Biolinks Program which is funded by the federal government’s Clean Energy Future (CEF) program.
Lauren Wilson, Catchment Coordinator with Namoi CMA, says the program will fund projects aimed at protecting existing native vegetation and for new native plantings which will connect remnant vegetation to provide important wildlife corridors.
“Namoi CMA has a number of threatened species in the Catchment, including the iconic Koala. This program is about trying to protect our existing native vegetation and increase it by linking remnant vegetation through activities like tree planting.
“There are lots of on farm benefits to native vegetation too. It helps provide stock with shade and shelter from wind, improves the habitat for beneficial insects and protects areas from spray drift.
“Diversity on farms is always important,” Lauren said.
Applications close on 12 June 2013. See below for details on how to apply and who to speak to for more information.
Rehabilitation of riparian habitat along the Namoi River
Department of Primary Industries
Namoi CMA has a great working relationship with the Department of Primary Industries, and the DPI is keen to lend a helping hand to the Namoi River and its fishy friends.
Fish habitat funding is now available to help improve river health and increase native fish populations.
The 150 kilometres of the Namoi River from Gunnedah to downstream of Narrabri is eligible for funding from the Australian Goverment's Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund.
If you are a landholder adjacent to the Namoi River and associated tributaries, a local council, community group or fishing club, along this stretch of the Namoi, please contact DPI Fisheries Conservation Manager, Milly Hobson on 02 6763 1206, and become involved in the project.
Aboriginal Communities Program 2012-2013
The Namoi CMA wants to support the involvement in Natural Resource Management and access to country for the Namoi Catchment Aboriginal Community.
For further information, please contact Jeremy Cape on 0267 645919
Uplands Wetlands 2012 - 2013
Namoi CMA seeks to develop partnerships with Community groups such as Landcare. These partnerships aim at contributing to social well being and increased adaptive capacity by supporting community initiatives that focus on natural resource management. Namoi CMA can support groups to plan, learn new skills and help access funds from other agencies.
If you have identified a project for your group or need assistance in putting a funding application together call Jeremy Cape on 0267 645919.
The Landcare NSW website is also a valuable source of information in relation to community grants and other funding opportunities. http://www.landcarensw.org.au/resources/funding