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Funding to restore Wheatbelt river catchment

Posted On December 21, 2012

  • Natural Resource Management (NRM) grants to Mortlock River projects
  • $50,000 funding for community groups to restore catchment areas


State Government grants totalling $50,000 have been announced to help groups working to restore catchment areas of the Mortlock River in the central Wheatbelt.

Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman today presented cheques of $25,000 each, funded through the State NRM program, to two local community groups.

The Meenar Grass Valley Group focuses on the lower catchment area from Duck Pool to Northam and the Quellington Restoration Group looks after the mid catchment area from Duck Pool to Quailing Gully.

“Each project was being provided with the grants to fund up to six kilometres of fencing and to revegetate up to five hectares in the highest priority areas,” Mr Redman said.

Both groups operate under the Friends of Mortlock and Mortlock South.

The Minister said the Avon NRM Strategy, produced by the Wheatbelt NRM, had identified the entire Mortlock River system as a priority for management because of its importance as a regional asset.

“The Mortlock discharges into the Avon River, and contributes to sediment, salinity and nutrients in the Avon,” he said.

“Much of the Mortlock River and its catchment is weathered and generally degraded.

“The Friends of Mortlock and Mortlock South projects aim to protect and enhance the asset of the Mortlock River for future generations by identifying areas most at risk, and working with land managers to initiate restoration projects.”

Mr Redman said each group was focusing on reducing the impact of secondary salinity and weeds; protectiing against fire; controlling erosion; and restricting stock access to the river.

Fact File

  • Liberal-National Govt has allocated $12million to 264 community NRM projects
  • Nearly $38million allocated for further 50 strategic projects, including 20 to 2015
  • List of projects at: http://www.nrm.wa.gov.au

Source: ProjectLink.com.au

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