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, bulk water supply utilities, and not for profit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations to facilitate riverine recovery.
  • Weed and Pest Management - $1.85 M: Grants for NRM bodies, bulk water supply utilities, and not for profit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations to facilitate riverine recovery.
  • 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 open and more information is available at:

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 Local Government Areas (LGAs) activated for assistance following the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, and Southern Queensland Flooding events.

Funding

$28.9 million jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).