More funding to fight feral pests
Published Thursday, 28 October, 2021 at 03:53 PM
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities
The Honourable Mark Furner
Local governments and landcare groups across Queensland will receive grants totaling almost $1 million to support projects that reduce the impact of invasive plants and animals.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said under Round 6 of the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative (QFPI), $964,888 will be invested in the fight against feral pigs, local government capacity building, invasive ants, weeds such as Cats Claw Creeper, and preventing the further spread of some established species such as cane toads.
Successful applicants include:
- Herbert Cane Productivity Services
- Sunshine Coast Regional Council
- Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council
- Brisbane City Council
- Burdekin Shire Council
- South Burnett Regional Council
- Terrain NRM
- Torres Shire Council
- Gympie Regional Council.
“Through this initiative the Palaszczuk Government has now committed more than $25 million over five years to support the construction of cluster fencing and the control of invasive plants and animals,” Mr Furner said.
“This funding is complemented by a $14 million investment from the Federal Government.
“As with previous rounds, these grants help reduce the impact of feral pests and support more jobs in the regions as part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan.”
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