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Closed Grant Opportunity View - GO5111

Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot

GO ID:
GO5111
Agency:
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Close Date & Time:
27-Oct-2021 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
111003 - Farming
Publish Date:
29-Sep-2021
Location:
NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, TAS
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

Description:

Together with the Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot, the Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot is trialling mechanisms to pay farmers for improving biodiversity on farms under the Agriculture Stewardship Package.

This pilot aims to trial market-based approaches to enhancing native remnant vegetation on farms through locally adapted management protocols developed by the Australian National University in consultation with Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisations in our six trial regions.

Successful farmers could be eligible to receive payments to manage and enhance existing remnant native vegetation on-farm over a period of 10 years.

The Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot is part of the wider $66.1 million Agriculture Stewardship Package, an Australian Government commitment to improve biodiversity stewardship on farms. 

This pilot is being run in the six Agriculture Stewardship Natural Resource Management (NRM) regions:

•  Burnett-Mary, Queensland;

•  Central West, New South Wales;

•  North Central in Victoria;

•  NRM North in Tasmania;

•  Eyre Peninsula in South Australia; 

•  South West in Western Australia.

Eligibility:

The Eligibility Criteria for the Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship – Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot is set out in Section 4 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

This section provides information on eligible applicants and what projects are eligible for funding.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Applications open: 29 September 2021 to 27 October 2021.

Assessment of applications during November and early December and payment offers shortly thereafter.

Applicant consideration of offer 4 weeks in early 2022.

Undertake management activities: From Early 2022, as per the agreed management plan.

End date of activity or agreement: 10 years after the date on which the contract is signed.

Total Amount Available (AUD):

$36,000,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Only applicants from the identified regions can apply.

Complete the application through the web portal accessed at

Agriculture Stewardship portal

A video to guide you through the application process is available at:

https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/natural-resources/landcare/sustaining-future-australian-farming/enhancing-remnant-vegetation-pilot 

The website will ask for a range of details, about you, your property, the vegetation you propose to enhance, and the activities you propose to conduct. The required information will be explained when you first enter the portal, to help you assemble any relevant documents.

This will include confirming you hold the freehold title to the property or have the right to use the property from the title holder and that it is predominantly used for agricultural purposes.

You will be required to plot where the management areas will be established on your property or properties.

And submit cost estimates for your project.

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