Environmental grants and incentives

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Biodiversity grants and incentives

Council provides advice to landholders and community groups on all aspects of natural resource management including:

  • weed control
  • planting, erosion 
  • bank stabilisation works
  • pest management
  • sustainable agricultural practices
  • sustainable living

Council also applies for external grants to support our own funded works, often in partnership with other government agencies and community groups.

Tweed Landcare

Council has a partnership with Tweed Landcare, providing an office for a Landcare support officer. The aim is to increase community involvement in natural resource management activities.

Contact: landcarecoordinator@tweedlandcare.org.au

Biodiversity grants program

Council assists private land owners, community groups and researchers to carry out projects that contribute to the following ecological priorities within the Tweed:

  1. rehabilitation of degraded habitats
  2. restoration of previously cleared areas
  3. threatened species recovery
  4. management of threatening processes
  5. monitoring and research

Read more in the Biodiversity grants brochure(PDF, 2MB)

River health grants program

Council’s River Health Grant Program aims to improve and protect water quality. The scheme provides funding to rural land holders to target typical problems found on our river banks, including erosion and weed infestation.

To improve the hygiene of our water supplies a priority activity will be to supply fencing materials and drinking troughs for stock throughout the catchment.

Landowners interested in improving waterway in the Cobaki Terranora region are invited to complete the expression of interest form(PDF, 314KB).

River health grants(PDF, 981KB)

Land for Wildlife

Land for Wildlife is a voluntary property registration scheme that helps private landholders manage wildlife habitat on their property. The scheme supports nature conservation on private land, irrespective of other land uses.

It's free to join Council's Land for Wildlife program, it is not legally binding and does not alter a property’s legal status.

See Private land conservation 

Koala Connections

Koala Connections aims to provide a secure future for koalas on the NSW far north coast by increasing the area, quality and connectivity of koala habitat in the Tweed and Byron shires.

If you live between the Pacific Highway and the coast and south of Kingscliff you may be eligible for assistance with weed control and/or tree planting through this project. See Koalas

Other grants

Other organisations provide grants for weed control, planting and fencing for private landholders and community groups. Check the following websites for grant opportunities: