Environmental recovery - $28.9 million

The environmental recovery program aims to improve the condition of the catchments and associated ecological processes and contribute to riverine recovery, weed and pest management, biodiversity conservation and protect environmental assets:

  • Riverine Recovery - $22.75 M: Grants for NRM bodies, local governments and/or non-government agencies to facilitate riverine recovery.
  • Weed and Pest Management - $1.85 M: Grants for state agencies, NRM bodies, local governments and/or non-government agencies to facilitate weed and pest management, including in national parks.
  • Biodiversity Conservation - $3.5 M: Grants for state agencies, non-government organisations, community and Indigenous groups to facilitate recovery of river turtles and fish species in the Mary River Catchment, marine turtle and dugong rehabilitation, and seagrass management.
  • Environmental Assets - $0.8 M: For private landowners and community groups to apply for grant monies to facilitate recovery of places of historical heritage and Nature Refuges.

Status

This program is currently under development. 

Administering agencies

  • Department of Environment and Science (DES)
  • Biosecurity Queensland
  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)
  • Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA)

Eligible applicants

  • State agencies
  • Local governments
  • Natural Resource Management bodies
  • Non-government organisations
  • Community groups
  • Private landholders

In the 37 LGAs activated for assistance following the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth and South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding events.

Funding

Jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).