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Mallee landholders urged to access incentives

Landholders across the region can now apply for funding for on-ground works under the 2010-11 Mallee Land and Biodiversity Incentive Program.

Mallee landholders urged to access incentives

Above: Revegetation work carried out through the incentives program. Photo: Mallee CMA.

This incentive program supports farmers in the Victorian Mallee to tackle environmental degradation, increase productivity, and improve biodiversity values on their property.

The incentive program makes financial assistance available to help farmers complete works such as revegetation with indigenous vegetation; remnant protection fencing; dryland salinity control works; construction of stock containment areas; and sand dune reclamation.

The 2010-11 Land and Biodiversity Incentive Program is offered by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (Mallee CMA) in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI), with funding provided by the Australian and Victorian Governments.

Mallee CMA chair Joan Burns said the program helps farmers make a difference toward protecting biodiversity values and tackling environmental degradation on private land.

“Through the Mallee CMA Land and Biodiversity Program, we are able to help landholders undertake on ground works projects to promote on ground change by sharing the cost of the environmental works,” Ms Burns said.

“The works eligible to receive funding though this important incentive program will help to improve soil health as well as combat wind erosion, alleviate soil salinity, reduce grazing pressures, and improve biodiversity condition and connectivity.”

Landholders have until Tuesday, August 31, 2010 to apply for funding through the 2010-11 Land and Biodiversity Incentive program.

More information and application details are available from Jodie Price on (03) 5051 4359; via email to or by visiting the Grants and Incentives page on the Mallee CMA website.

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