2010 - Devolved Grants

 

Project Grants for Sustainable Practices  ($5000 - $10000)were made available in the South West NRM Region to:

 

  • Reduce wind and water erosion.
  • regenerate land to improve ground cover outcomes. 

"Woolly Paddock" has been divided in two separate sections through the construction of a fence which the owners of Amaroo have constructed through their own funds.  This will allow the country to regenerate and increase ground cover. This area has been identified as some of the worst country for not regenerating after...

Amaroo

This project will divide a north eastern paddock (Plain Paddock) consisting of 1942 ha into approx. 4 x 485 ha sheep proof (hinge joint) paddocks, producing grazing cells, which can more easily be managed through a rotational grazing system. The fencing under this project will allow the main divisional fence of 3.3 kilometres to be...

Plevna Downs

Erect 5 Km of permanent electric fence enclosing 600 ha of highly diverse virgin timbered landtype. The fence will start from an existing landcare electric fence project that runs along the Paroo.  This project will enclose another area of creek and virgin landtypes into a revegetation program with the aid of a fence to control...

Allambie

This project is to erect an enclosure to trap feral goats which are impacting on ground cover at Arakoola.  The goat trapping enclosure will measure approximately 300m squared and take in an area of 33.3ha.  Construction materials will be steel pegs with southern wire and an earthen ramp as the trapping mechanism. ...

Arakoola

There is a 13,000 acre paddock that is currently poorly watered, with only a trough in each corner creating immense grazing pressure around these waters. There is currently no utilisation of the feed that is available in the central areas. The project is to fence the paddock into 3 smaller paddocks with a 3 barb divide fence, steel...

Authoringa

To re-fence Bottletree Paddock, a 2,495 ha paddock, into three smaller paddocks - North Bottletree 924 ha, South Bottletree 652 ha and West Bottletree 919 ha. The attached map shows the project area. The length of new fence required is 8.49km. There are only 3 existing watering points in 3 corners of the paddock and 1 of these is old...

Biddenham

To install a 10000 gallon poly tank, approx. 2600m of 2” poly piping, 2 concrete troughs and a solar pumping installation to supply additional stock watering points, expanding the current system. Based on this stage of work, further fencing infrastructure will be developed over time to expand and refine the rotational grazing...

Bonus Downs

This project is ultimately to protect the Threatened Ecological Brigalow/Belah Community of 320ha existing on Bundalloch for conservation and ground cover improvement purposes.  This will be achieved by fencing to allow for rest and graze periods to be established for this area.

Country type within the area of the...

Bundalloch

Fencing of existing and future watering points to control grazing pressure. We have a paddock on Cairns which is 9000ha with a mixture of mulga red soil and black soil. There are 3 water points in the paddock wich are unfenced. We are looking to add more water points and fence the new and existing water points. The water points will...

Cairns

This project will be to fence and provide watering points for protection and conservation purposes.  6.75 kilometres of 4 barb fencing will subdivide 2797ha containing 652 ha of brigalow/belah threatened ecological community for conservation and sustainable grazing practices.  This large area will be subdivided with fencing...

Cunnyanna

Currently on "Durella" cattle do not utilise the entire property due to having to walk long distances to waters.  Natural resources surrounding watering points have been used too heavily by stock, leaving erosion, poor grass recovery, and reduction in soil health and biomass.  By spreading waters every 3km (as per...

Durella

This project forms stage 2 of 3 of the Warrambah Creek Fencing to protect Riparian areas and Gamarren subdivision.  13k of Electric  fence with steel posts, 5 plain & 1 barbed wire, insulators, energizer & solar power will be constructed to allow for rotational grazing as outlined in our property plan. Subdivisional...

Gamarren

This Project divides an existing  800 ha paddock utilising electric fencing. By establishing the electric fencing we intend to create a mix of 280 ha and 520 ha paddocks allowing fencing to land type, demarcating both riparian and flood plain ecosystems. Construction of the fence will be 6 wire electric (3 live; 3 earth), steel...

Glenalvon

The Parson family will install 2 fences of 5 kms each, bisecting 2 bores and dividing one large paddock into 3 smaller paddocks, that will all connect to an existing laneway system. This will allow John to run one large mob of stock in a smaller paddock to achieve even grazing of soft mulga pastures and stragetic resting of other...

Glentuckie

Greenbank is currently fenced in to three paddocks with good water in two of those paddocks. The Creek paddock is only watered by the Cuttaburra Creek, which only holds water for a short time after rains.
The Creek paddock, about 2000 hectares is currently under utilised due to the lack of good water supply and therefore the...

Greenbank

This project will achieve subdivisional fencing on Mungallala Alluvial floodplain at Heather to allow regenerated native species to flourish and persist. 5 kms of fencing will split 4000acres of sensitive floodplain for time managed rotational grazing. Fence structure will be cost effective Iron bark strainer posts, iron bark split...

Heather

This project funds installation of water point telemetry infrastructure as part of a broader project, analysing impact on property management, environmental outcomes & business efficiencies, from incorporation of technological innovation. Analysis will investigate economic & operational returns to broadacre enterprises,...

Holly Downs

The project contributes to the cost of using a Loader to push a bank across the inlet of an earth tank and prevent it from filling. The tank is on the boundary of “Paddabilla” and provides unmanaged water to feral cattle and native grazing animals. Andrew Gardiner has already shut down several dams on “Paddabilla...

Paddabilla

The project is to install three water tanks and six troughs into six paddocks to allow high density stocking. The entire property is currently under rotational grazing with around 3000-4000 sheep in 2000 acre paddocks for up to three weeks. Moves are based on availability of perrenial grasses, and stock are moved when there is still...

Robina Downs

“Rosscoe Downs” is in a natural migration pathway for kangaroos and goats, has excellent pastures and permanent water from artificial watering sources and few predators. This project will fence a dam to exclude all animals from water at it, with a high integrity fence.
This project is costing over $10,500 with SWNRM...

Rosscoe Downs

This project will achieve fencing for the protection of Wallam Creek as it traverses through Tilquin. A fence consisting of 2 kms of 2 barb and 4 plain wires will helpimprove water quality, reduce erosion and increase groundcover  and allow for total grazing control of domestic animals. This stretch of the creek has historically...

Tilquin

 Water spreading involves creating low bunding rills that follow the contour of the ground. The water collects against the bunding and then fills into the borrow pit from which the dirt is taken to make the rill. The water is then delivered further on in a slower and even sheet. To select areas effected by previous overgrazing...

Wallen

Ambathala Creek will be segregated from the rest of its’ current paddock to allow more strategic grazing in this area. This will be done through cost effective fencing which has been explored throughout other areas of the property.  Electric fencing will be used with three plain wires.  This has proven to be adequate...

Wyrapa

 

Queensland Government

RLF Programme

National Landcare Programme