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Inaugural Adapt NRM Grants Announced

News release
19 May 2015
The Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board is proud to announce the first round of successful Adapt NRM Grants.
This initiative will provide $194,700 worth of grants to six organisations, allowing them to undertake projects that promote the sustainable management of our natural resources and progress priority adaptation options as outlined in the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Eyre Peninsula .
“I am proud to announce the first six successful Adapt NRM Grant applications,” Presiding Member of the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board, Diana Laube said.
“The Board developed this new grant program to encourage the community and industry to progress their climate change adaptation approaches, and assist local government with important initiatives such as stormwater management planning and implementation”.
The below applications were successful in round one -
• Coastal, marine and land biodiversity adaptation to unlock economic development - University of Adelaide
• Can we help threatened malleefowl survive under changing climate? - Middleback Alliance
• Improved access to soil moisture building agricultures resilience to climate change – Lower Eyre Agricultural Development Association (LEADA)
• Cummins Flood Mitigation Strategy – District Council of Lower EP
• Mortlock Oval Reclaimed Water Irrigation - District Council of Tumby Bay
• Environmental monitoring to improve understanding of oyster performance - South Australian Oyster Research Council
Regional Manager, Jonathan Clark said the uptake in round one was impressive.
“All applications went through a detailed mandatory and technical assessment prior to the final package being approved by the Board,” Mr Clark said.
“Successful grant recipients will be contacted over the next month to ensure organisations can commence their projects on 1 July 2015.
“The Board is keen to see the initiatives progress.”
For more information on the Adapt NRM Grant Program or the individual applications please visit

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