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Funding opportunity for community groups in the Western region
There is currently an opportunity for community organisations in the Western region to apply for funding through the NSW Environmental Trust's 2018 round of its Restoration and Rehabilitation Grants Program.
If you have a project that will assist in the ongoing sustainable management and stewardship of significant environmental assets and services in NSW than apply for a grant with grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 are available.
Applications close 3pm Monday, 26 March and more details and application forms can be found by clicking here or by calling (02) 8837 6093.
1080 Pindone and CPE Training (Pooncarie)
Information: Western Local Land Services is offering landholders a great opportunity to upskill through a one-day 1080 Pindone and Canid Pest Ejector (CPE) training workshop. The workshop will give landholders the opportunity to gain important accreditation which is compulsory to purchase baits from Western Local Land Services and lasts for five years. When and where:
- Community Hall, Pooncarie on Friday, 9 March.
Contact: RSVP by Monday, 5 March to Biosecurity Officers Lynda Holley on 0427 200 820 or Lee Mannix on 0429 614 953.
Hay Ag & Pastoral Innovation Expo
Information: The Hay Ag & Pastoral Innovation Expo will showcase innovation and technology for production in extensive agricultural zones. This includes in equipment, technology, telecommunications, software programs and general training.
When: 12 noon Friday, 9 March to 10 pm and re-commencing at 9 am on Saturday, 10 March.
Where: Shear Outback, Cobb Highway, Hay.
Contact: Riverina LLS Senior Land Services Officer, Sally Ware on 0429 307 627 or click here.
Public meetings for conversion of Western Lands leases to freehold
Information: Learn more about applying to purchase your Western Lands lease. New Crown land legislation is coming into force this year which may allow eligible leaseholders to purchase their Western Lands lease. The information sessions will explain the eligibility criteria, application and assessment process, plus price and payment options.
Western Local Land Services are not running these sessions but where possible will have staff in attendance. Sessions will be held in:
- Coomealla Memorial Club - 6.30 pm, 27 Feb
- Balranald Ex-Services Memorial Club - 6.30 pm, 28 Feb
- Hillston Community Centre - 6.30 pm, 7 March
- Cobar Bowling and Golf Club, 6.30 pm, 8 March
- Broken Hill Racecourse, 6.30 pm, 5 April.
Further information: Call 1800 886 235 or visit the Crown Land website by clicking here.