Collaborative Area Management: Phase 2

South West NRM’s Collaborative Area Management – Phase 2 program will assist rural landholders to construct high integrity cluster fencing for wild dog management throughout the South West Regional Economic Development region, including the 6 shires of Balonne, Bulloo, Maranoa, Murweh, Paroo, and Quilpie.

The project aims to reduce the significant impacts of wild dogs on livestock, native species, and human and domestic animal safety. Funding will specifically target areas with high wild dog density and evidence of high impacts.

The Collaborative Area Management (CAM) project has been implemented conjunction with South West NRM.  The Queensland Feral Pest Initiative has received funding through the Queensland Government to support the growth of a productive and prosperous food and fibre sector in Queensland.  Funding has also been provided through the Australian Government's Plan for stronger farmers and a stronger farmers and a stronger economy.

 

Project Updates:

19 September 2016 – Cluster Contracts Executed

South West NRM has now entered into contracts with the 15 Collaborative Area Management (CAM) clusters for Phase 2 of the project.

The new clusters are the Araluen Trinidad, Augathella, Bollon CAM, Bollon South CAM, Clifton, Coban, Cogoon, Eromanga West, Grass Hut Channels, Neabul Wallum, Nebine, Noorama, Ward River, Wellwater, and Western Langlo.

A full media release and map of the cluster locations can be found here.

13 June 2016 - Application Process Closed

The application process has now closed, and successful cluster groups have been notified. The press release can be found here.

25 July 2016 - Legal Contracts Underway

South West NRM is currently working with each of the 16 approved cluster groups to complete the required legal processes to enter into a funding contract.

A location map will be publicly released following the signing of contracts with cluster groups.

 

News Updates:

3 January 2017 - South West Set to Cash in On Ag Boom With Sheep Comeback

10 January 2017 - Building Community Resilience With Fence Posts

 

For information regarding the project, please contact:

Jon Grant

Project Manager

Collaborative Area Management Phase 2

Phone: 0474 761 633

Email: jon.grant@swnrm.org.au

 

 

 

Queensland Government

RLF Programme

National Landcare Programme