Pasture Recovery Initiative

Pasture Recovery Update

Interest in South West Natural Resource Management's Pasture Recovery Scheme has been both positive and encouraging.

South West NRM is inviting expressions of interest from landholders in the South West region for spelling all or parts of their properties during the next 12 months or more.

Geoff Edwards, CEO of South West NRM, said expressions of interest had been received from all parts of the region.

"Landholders have taken the pasture recovery initiative seriously," Mr Edwards said.

Tender documents had been sent to all landholders whose properties lie within the catchments of the Bulloo, Paroo, Warrego and Nebine-Mungallala-Wallam river systems.

Landholders have until 14th of December to lodge tenders for payments to allow them to spell their country after the recent rains.

The previous deadline of 30th of November was extended to allow for delays in the return of maps and also due to weather conditions.

"Staff will commence assessing tenders as soon as the tender box closes," Mr Edwards said.

"We aim to advise successful tenders as soon as possible so that they can plan their stock management around the prospect of a regular payment during the next 12 months to allow them to spell their pastures."