Cudgegong River Rehabilitation Grants

1 July 2022 - Site visits for successful applicants are currently taking place however may be delayed due to an overwhelming number of applications received.

One off-grants of between $5000 and $20,000 are available to landholders along the Cudgegong River and its upper tributaries to undertake rehabilitation activities on private property.

Landholders and community groups are eligible for projects including revegetation, waterway clean up, weed and pest control, exclusion fencing, and installation of erosion control structures. Landholders who are willing to provide in-kind assistance (site preparation, slashing and/or ripping, fence installation, planting and watering) and a commitment to ongoing maintenance will be highly regarded. Applications open online on 2 May 2022 and close 5 June 2022.

Properties must be located within the Mid-Western Regional Council Local Government Area. The program has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program. 

What can be funded?

Examples of projects that might be funded include:

  • Revegetation
  • Cleaning up waterways
  • Control of weeds and pest animals
  • Exclusion fencing
  • Installation of erosion control structures

View full eligibility guidelines and criteria here.

What won't be funded?

Funding is not available for:

  • Project management, travel and administration costs
  • Activities (or components of projects) that have been funded by other funding bodies
  • Projects assessed as not meeting the eligibility and assessment criteria
  • Any activity requiring clearing of native vegetation
  • Activities that involve the use of fire-arms, traps or explosives
  • Any activity required as an offset (as a condition of a permit to clear native vegetation) 

View full eligibility guidelines and criteria here.

More information

Contact Council’s Environmental Officer to obtain technical or general advice to assist in completing your application.

T: 6378 2850

View full eligibility guidelines and criteria here. 

Apply now

Applications have now closed.