Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    Funding to revitalise Southern Rangelands pastoral businesses

    17/09/2021 10:00 AM
    • Expressions of Interest open to fund future rangeland revitalisation
    • McGowan Government support for enhancing land condition, while improving livestock productivity and profitability  

    Expressions of Interest are now open for pastoralists to access training and expertise to rejuvenate land condition and station enterprises, as part of the McGowan Government's $550,000 Southern Rangelands Revitalisation Pilot Project.


    Funds are available to help land managers investigate and tailor long term solutions into a revitalisation roadmap for each participating pastoral station.


    The McGowan Government is supporting southern pastoralists' endeavours to improve regeneration of productive perennial vegetation, lift landscape health, relieve grazing pressure and refine management of livestock productivity drivers.


    Pastoralists involved in the pilot will draw on the experience and knowledge of others and work together on common issues, which will be shared with peers in the pastoral community.


    The next phase of the project will focus on implementing the revitalisation plans, demonstrating different approaches and systems and sharing the learnings with the wider industry.


    This project is one of several McGowan Government investments to assist Western Australia's primary industries to adapt to climate change and build business resilience, alongside the WA Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program, Agriculture Climate Resilience Fund and the WaterSmart Farms project.


    For more information and to submit an Expression of Interest in the Southern Rangelands Revitalisation Project phase one funding visit agric.wa.gov.au/southernrangelands.


    Comments attributed to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "This project will provide southern pastoralists with access to the latest information, expertise and financial support to invest into rejuvenating rangeland condition.


    "It will provide a detailed pathway for pastoral businesses to capitalise on land rejuvenation opportunities - making them investment-ready for the billions of dollars available globally for carbon sequestrations.


    "It is important rangeland managers are equipped with the latest innovations, technologies, scientific knowledge and access to funding opportunities to protect and improve WA's valuable natural assets, as well as improve the productivity and profitability of their businesses."


    Minister's office - 6552 6200