Targeted Incentives Program - Funding available for landholders impacted by December 2018 flood event
Funding has been made available as part of the Waterway Incentives Program from the North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) to assist landholders impacted by the 13 December 2018 flash flood event. Landholders with rivers, creeks or streams that were impacted by the flood are invited to apply for funding for fencing, off-stream water points, revegetation, bank stabilisation and weed control.
This funding is provided through the Victorian Government’s $222 million investment over four years to improve the health of waterways and catchments through the Regional Riparian Action Plan.
The Waterway Incentives program supports eligible landholders and community groups to improve the condition and extent of riparian land along waterways and wetlands through:
• Improving stock management along waterways.
• Increasing the condition, structure and diversity of native riparian vegetation.
• Increasing the extent and connectivity of native riparian vegetation.
• Reducing the impact of invasive pest plants.
The first round of the 2018-20 incentives program targeted sites located on priority waterways and wetlands throughout the catchment. This round will target sites impacted by the December 2018 flood event on priority waterways and their tributaries including Burgoigee, Horseshoe, Hodgson Creeks and surrounding areas. All applications for funding will be assessed on a competitive basis. All works must be completed by 30 April 2020.
The Expression of Interest form must be filled out and returned to the CMA by midnight on 4 March 2019.
Full details of the program can be found on the fact sheet: