Council assists landholders to retain remnant threatened ecological communities (TECs) on their property with the aim of conserving wildlife habitat and to create corridors of vegetation within the shire. Investment is guided by the Private Land Biodiversity Conservation Strategic Plan (see link below).
This Environment Levy funded program is for private property that is registered with Land for Wildlife and that has two hectares or more of high value conservation land.
By entering into a conservation management agreement, landholders obtain free technical advice and a financial contribution of up to 50 per cent of the total cost of work including: fencing stock out of sensitive areas, weed control, re-vegetation, feral animal control and provision of alternative stock water, up to a maximum value of $13,300 per property.
Wingecarribee Wildlife Programs Brochure (PDF, 554kB)
If you are interested in knowing more about these agreements, contact:
The Bushland Projects Officer
Telephone: (02) 4868-0772