Further funding for feral fight protects good jobs across Queensland
Published Tuesday, 18 October, 2022 at 12:30 PM
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities
The Honourable Mark Furner
Local governments and landcare groups across Queensland can now apply for 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 7 of the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative (QFPI), projects needed to be built on past learnings and encourage the use of novel approaches to improving biosecurity systems.
“Funding of $976,000 will be available for establishing partnerships and leveraging cooperative investment in managing invasive plants and animals,” the Minister said.
“Allocations will be capped at $250K and outline any in kind and cash contributions from partners and councils.
“As with previous rounds, these grants help reduce the impact of feral pests and support more jobs in the regions.”
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 30 November to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Through QFPI, the Queensland Government has committed more than $27 million over six years to support the construction of cluster fencing and the control of invasive plants and animals. This is complemented by a $14 million investment from the Federal Government.
For more details, visit www.daf.qld.gov.au
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