Southern Mallee Habitat Tender
New funding is available to help farmers control rabbits and other pests living in native vegetation on their farm. Under the Southern Mallee Habitat Tender program, successful landholders will be paid to control weeds and pest animals in areas of native vegetation on their property.
Under the Southern Mallee Habitat Tender program, successful landholders will be paid to control weeds and pest animals in areas of native vegetation on their property.
“Rabbits are a perennial problem in the Mallee,” Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Chair Sharyon Peart said.
“The tender program aims to make it easier for landholders to carry out the on-going control needed to keep rabbit and other pest populations low.”
The target area for the tender program takes in Chinkapook, Sea Lake, Birchip and Nullawil. Anyone who manages land in the target area is eligible to apply.
Funding will be available for baiting, fumigation and ripping. Other works funded through this program include weed control, fencing off native vegetation from stock, reclaiming eroding sand dunes, salinity plantings, tree planting and conservation covenants.
“The Southern Mallee Habitat Tender aims to protect habitat for native plants and wildlife, by reducing threats such as rabbits, weeds and stock grazing,” Ms Peart said.
“Landholders taking part in the tender will have the flexibility to decide how much they want to be paid for undertaking works on their farm.
“Funding will be awarded to proposals that represent the best environmental value for money.”
To take part in the tender program, landholders need to lodge an Expressions of Interest by contacting the Mallee CMA on 5051 4377 or via the website at Southern Mallee Tender.
The Southern Mallee Habitat Tender is being delivered by the Mallee CMA through funding from the Australian Government.