Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought Program - Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds

Category Drought

Status Closed

Delivered on behalf of Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Selection Process Restricted

State/Territory National

Closing Date & Time

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this grant round are closed and currently in the process of being assessed. Applicants will be advised when the round has been finalised.

The Australian Government is inviting local councils via a restricted competitive process to apply to deliver projects under the Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought Program - Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds in selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) in 2018–19.

The Program will run over the 2018–19 financial year only.

The objectives of the Program are to:

  • Assist communities manage the impact of wild dogs, vertebrate pest animals and weeds during drought.
  • Contribute to the government’s broader biosecurity objectives.
  • Limit the negative impact of wild dogs, pest animals and weeds on agricultural production.
  • Facilitate local employment in areas where projects take place.
  • Stimulate economic activity in areas where projects take place.
  • Provide a long-term benefit to communities where projects take place.

The expected outcomes of the Program are:

  • The detrimental economic, social and environmental effects associated with pests and weeds during drought are reduced.
  • Fencing excludes wild dogs and reduces their impact on livestock health and population numbers.
  • Targeted pest animals and weeds are controlled and reduced as appropriate.
  • Grazing pressure from pest animals is reduced.
  • Competition of weeds with fodder and native plants is reduced.
  • The build-up of weed seedbanks is mitigated.
  • Councils and other groups such as Landcare work together to reduce the impacts of priority pest animal and weeds in eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs).
  • Project landscapes are managed in a manner that maintains and improves the resilience of agricultural /primary producing areas to enhance agricultural productivity.
  • Increasing the use and uptake of innovative natural resource management technologies and best management practices.
  • The information, financial and institutional capacity of communities is increased and their participation in natural resource management is increased.

More information

More information about the projects under the Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought Program - Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds and their delivery in the selected LGAs, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Other grant opportunity documents are only accessible by invited applicants on the GrantConnect website.

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Please quote the 2018-2474 - Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought Program - Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.

Grant Opportunity Documents