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Applications now open for pest animal management grants

Grants of up to $50,000 are now available to pest animal management groups in Central West NSW to help fight the ongoing battle against invasive pest species.

The grants are offered through the Central West Local Land Services (LLS) Pest Animal Management Program which aims to reduce the impact pest animals have on agricultural production and the environment.

LLS Biosecurity Team Leader Nigel Boyce said the grants will be offered to pest management groups with the intention of increasing landholder participation in group pest animal control activities.

“We are inviting pest animal management groups to apply for the grants to undertake pest animal control work as part of projects from $1,000 up to $50,000,” Nigel said.

“This could be for things like baiting, purchasing equipment such as traps, exclusion fencing or attending training courses in trapping.

“We’ve found coordinated group control work is more effective than individual work and carrying out activities in a group situation provides better pest management outcomes.

“We would encourage people to talk to their local LLS Biosecurity Officer to discuss their ideas.”

Projects will be assessed on a range of criteria including value for money, contribution to reducing the spread and impact of pest animals and clear monitoring and reporting capabilities.

Applications close Monday, 14 October 2019. Successful applicants will be notified in late October with projects to be completed by 31 May 2020.

Further information is available on the grants and funding page or by calling 1300 795 299.

Media contact: Jane Phillips 0455 023 764