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The Nature Refuge Landholder Grant

Grazing at Lord's Table Mountain Nature Refuge

Grazing at Lord's Table Mountain Nature Refuge

The Nature Refuge Landholder Grant (NRLG) provides financial assistance to existing nature refuge landholders with a nature refuge agreement with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP). The grant will support landholders, within their Nature Refuge, to undertake projects that will protect and enhance the significant values outlined in their Nature Refuge Agreement.

Participation is voluntary and must be completed within 6 months of signing the Grant Deed.

Who is eligible?

Landholders with an existing nature refuge agreement. Any previously funded nature refuge program projects must be finalised and acquitted.

Please consider the guidelines (PDF, 633K) to determine if you are eligible to apply.

What projects will be considered?

Green Army re-opening tracks at Archontophoenix Grove Nature Refuge

Green Army re-opening tracks at Archontophoenix Grove Nature Refuge

Planning fencelines on Bellview Nature Refuge

Planning fencelines on Bellview Nature Refuge

Projects that have a clear conservation outcome and enhance the resilience and sustainable management of the nature refuge will be welcomed.

The types of activities favoured include:

  • control of environmental weeds to rehabilitate native vegetation areas (includes biological control methods; class 1 pest plants will be considered)
  • installation of fencing to restrict/exclude stock accessing ecologically significant areas (note that fencing should be of best practice wildlife friendly design)
  • development and implementation of fire and pest animal management programs/plans
  • revegetation of degraded areas and establishment of vegetation corridors
  • activities deemed by the assessment panel as relevant to the conservation and management of the nature refuge values (e.g. fire access tracks, ecological surveys, off-stream stock watering points, reducing sediment loss, wildlife monitoring, environmental education/interpretive material).

Activities that won’t be funded include those that:

  • cannot be demonstrated to provide a clear environmental benefit to the nature refuge
  • are a condition of a Development Approval, Rehabilitation Order or an offset requirement under a government offset policy
  • are the normal or legal responsibility of the landholder (e.g. boundary fencing and maintenance of buildings)
  • are deemed to be landscaping for private or scenic amenity.

Up to $10,000 may be granted, with the landholder required to contribute dollar for dollar (either in-kind, cash or a combination of both). The timeframe is short – just 6 months to completion from signing the Grant Deed.

For more information

All application and reporting forms can be found online from 27 October 2017.

  • Applications open: 9am on Friday 27 October 2017
  • Applications close: Midnight on Monday 20 November 2017

All projects will require acquittal 6 months from when the project begins.

For any queries, please contact .

Last updated
11 October 2017