Grants to improve access to water for livestock

Cattle-on-damLivestock owners on the North Coast will be able to access a NSW government-funded program to improve stock water access and infrastructure following a tough year in the north of the state.

The Stock Water Recovery (SWR) project will improve the health of livestock across the North Coast by providing grants of up to $10,000 for livestock owners to improve stock water infrastructure such as troughs, tanks, and dams.

The grants are part of the Bushfire stimulus project funded by the NSW Government to stimulate the recovery of the natural environment, farming enterprises, and local businesses after the 2019-20 bushfires.

Louise Orr, General Manager North Coast Local Land Services, says, ‘North Coast Local Land Services has identified that access to off-stream water for stock is a priority for recovery in the region post-fire and drought.

The region has gone through a lot and that while the recovery process is a long one, projects like this will help make it a bit easier’ said Ms. Orr.

Participants will also have the opportunity to attend an on-farm workshop or webinar in the new year to learn more about stock water management options.

Ian Poe, Team Leader Animal Health with North Coast Local Land Services says, ‘We know it’s been a tough year for people and animals alike and these grants are a way for livestock owners to provide much-needed stock water infrastructure, increase off-stream water for livestock and improve animal health outcomes.’

If you are a livestock owner interested in improving your stock water infrastructure, you can check eligibility and fill out an application on the North Coast Local Land Services website

https://www.lls.nsw.gov.au/our-regions/north-coast/financial-assistance/stock-water-recovery-swr-grants. Or chat with one of our staff by calling 1300 778 080.

Grant applications are open until 15 January 2021

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