Cluster fence expected to be completed by Christmas
In May 2015, Minister Joyce announced a proposed allocation of $10 million to add to the Queensland Government’s ongoing support for cluster fencing. The money was predominately for the sheep regions of south and central western Queensland and was warmly welcomed.
In June this year, the Minister agreed with a proposed model of distribution for the funds which was increased by $6 million from the Queensland State Government.
“South West NRM is proud of how quickly we have delivered the rollout of this project and put the money into fences” said South West NRM Chair, Mark O’Brien. He said this after inspecting the fencing works and seeing the efforts of the Wellwater Cluster, which has been funded by this money.
Cluster members, Scott Sargood and Allan Cann (pictured) joined Mark for the inspection and reported a significant portion of the fence is now up and the full job is expected to be completed by Christmas – this has been in spite of some very welcome rain in the area.
“A very speedy and positive outcome thanks to great collaboration between the cluster and Jon Grant, the South West NRM CAM Phase 2 manager”, said Mr. O’Brien.