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Extension announced in applying for funding to improve riparian zones

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Landholders in the Western region will have a further week to register their expression of interest (EOI) for funding to improve riparian zones.

Following recent wet weather across much of the Western region, the decision was made to extend the deadline for EOI from Friday, 28 April to Friday, 5 May 2017, allowing landholders further opportunity to be involved in the healthy and diverse waterways and wetlands program.

The program, which has been organised by Western Local Land Services, aims to improve aquatic habitat and water quality through managing the direct impacts of grazing livestock on waterways.

Team Leader of Land Services, Ben Slingsby hopes the extension to the EOI deadline will allow more landholders to get an application in to take part in this great opportunity.

“Western Local Land Services hopes the work undertaken will ultimately lead to improvements to creeks, rivers, wetlands and floodplains that are on or run through landholders’ properties,” Mr Slingsby said.

“We are pleased with the amount of EOIs that have come through already and hope the extension will allow anyone that has been held up due following recent rain to get an application in.

“Through this program, Western Local Land Services wants to effect long-term change and finishing installation of infrastructure is only the beginning in achieving this.

“We look forward to working with landholders throughout the Western region to achieve these desired outcomes.”

The first step for landholders interested in applying is to read the 2017 Guidelines and Conditions which is available from Western Local Land Services offices and online.

Following this, landholders should contact Western Local Land Services to register their expression of interest, having their contact details and holding name and number available.

Expressions of interest must be registered by Friday, 5 May 2017.

Following this, a Western Local Land Services staff member will be in contact to discuss project ideas and provide further information.

Contact your Western Local Land Services office for further information on the healthy and diverse waterways and wetlands program.

Funding for the healthy and diverse waterways and wetlands program was provided through the National Landcare Programme and Catchment Action NSW.

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