The Morrison Government is investing $5 million into regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) bodies across the country as part the Future Drought Fund NRM Drought Resilience Program – Landscapes.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the funding would support projects that build the drought resilience in agricultural landscapes.
“We are committed to enhancing the environmental, economic and social resilience of our primary producers and our regional communities that are reliant on agriculture,” Mr Pasin said.
Mr Pasin said regional NRM bodies, such as Landscape SA’s regional boards, have a vital role to play in helping communities achieve their drought resilience objectives.
“This program is an opportunity for Landscape SA bodies in Barker to try new ideas. We want to encourage experimentation in new practices and systems, and innovative and transformative approaches.”
Proposals, valued at $250,000–$500,000, will be available for regions that either have been hit by drought, are currently experiencing drought or at significant risk of drought and will be determined through a competitive application process.
“This is part of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund (FDF) and an important part of the Government’s Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan that delivers the support Australian farmers and communities need to be sustainable and productive,” Mr Pasin said.
Find out more about NRM Drought Resilience Program – Landscapes and other FDF programs here: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund/nrm-landscapes
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