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$5000 fire recovery grants now open to local landholders

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Local landholders affected by recent bushfires can now apply for up to $5000 funding through the South East NRM Board’s South East Fire Landscape Recovery Grants program.

Soils Coordinator Lucy Dodd said the grants will support South East landholders and farmers in the wake of the 2019/2020 bushfire season.

“The funding can be used on for a variety of post-fire recovery works on private land,” Lucy said.

“This could include pest plant and animal control, fencing to restrict stock from native vegetation, erosion control to stabilise soil, or replacing paddock trees.”

Retrospective activity may also be considered, where recovery work has already been conducted.

“The South East Fire Landscape Recovery Grants are intended to provide support to locals and to help restore the landscape and resources affected by this season of bushfire.”

Affected landholders within the fire scars of major local bushfires including Keilira, Bunbury and Carcuma are eligible to apply.

“The process will be merit based, and the Board will give preference to funding projects which demonstrate not only value for money but also agricultural and environmental benefit,” Lucy said.

Guidelines for applicants and application forms are available via the link below.

For more information or assistance with your application contact Lucy Dodd 0405 005 398 or

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