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Supporting Our Neighbours – Public Land Boundary Fencing Program

Funder:  NSW – Local Land Services

Grant Background: The NSW Government has committed $209 million to help bushfire-affected landholders with the cost of rebuilding boundary fences adjoining public lands.

Private landholders who share a boundary with public land and were impacted by the Northern and Southern fires of late 2019 and early 2020 are eligible to receive up to $5,000 per kilometre to contribute to the replacement of damaged boundary fences.

For the purposes of this grant, public lands includes:

  • National parks
  • Forestry Corporation land
  • Traveling stock reserves
  • Crown reserves, tenured roads and leases
  • Roads managed by Roads and Maritime Services or Local Government.

Grants can be issued retrospectively to cover costs already incurred by landholders replacing fire damaged fencing where a boundary is shared with public lands.

$ Available: Eligible landholders can receive a one-off grant of up to $5,000 per kilometre to purchase fencing materials. Where there was existing exclusion fencing bordering public land, landholders may be eligible for up to $10,000/km. The total value of each grant will be determined by the total length of the boundary fence shared with public lands.

Eligibility:  Landholders, including Aboriginal Land Councils impacted by the northern NSW 2019 and southern NSW 2020 bushfires, who adjoin public lands. This includes all declared local government areas.

Key Dates: Closes 31 March 2021.


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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