New report shows high cost of weed control

The National Farmers’ Federation and NRM Regions Australia have joined a growing call for collaborative investment in a fully funded CISS weeds RD&E program. A new report released this week by the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions has found that the agricultural cost of weeds is on average, $4.8 billion per year, or $13 million […]

Restoring oxygen levels in Broken Creek

Goulburn CMA are working with partners to trial methods for improving oxygen levels in Broken Creek, and deal with the effects of the ongoing heat and low flows in many of the region’s creeks on native fish. Goulburn Broken CMA River Health Manager Mark Turner said waterways, including Hughes, Hollands, King Parrot, Seven and Castles […]

Rangelands NRM to provide services to RLP program

Rangelands NRM is one of 47 organisations that has been selected to deliver the $450 million Regional Land Partnerships program over the next five years. This is the important second phase of the Coalition Government’s $1 billion National Landcare Program. Rangelands NRM will initially focus on five projects each of one-year duration: Communities protecting the […]

New projects for SA Murray-Darling Basin

The SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management (SAMDB NRM) Board will receive more than $10 million dollars over five years from the Australian government to support delivery of local programs, relevant to the SAMDB region under the recent round of the $450 million Regional Land Partnerships funding. The SAMDB projects are supported by the Australian […]

195 new Landcare projects announced

Regional and local communities across the nation today received a significant boost as the Coalition Government announced 195 new projects to be delivered under its $450 million Regional Land Partnerships (RLP) program. Natural resource management groups across the country will receive funding to deliver the new phase of projects, harnessing local knowledge and expertise to […]

Improving drought resilience through NRM

Farmers across eastern Australia are facing the prospect of a dry summer on the back of a long period of below average rainfall. Short term assistance packages can help farmers through the worst of these periods however, a recent research report by the University of Canberra has highlighted the importance of natural resource management in improving resilience […]