Biodiversity project gains $2 million

29 May, 2012 02:00 AM

THE South East Avon Voluntary, North Eastern Wheatbelt and Wheatbelt East regional organisations of councils, (SEAVROC, NEWROC and WEROC), have been successful in obtaining $2.037 million through the Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund to run a six-year revegetation, rehabilitation and pest control project Connecting Biodiversity across the Wheatbelt of WA.

The project will be delivered across 15 shires including the shires of Beverley, Brookton, Cunderdin, Quairading, Tammin, York, Nungarin, Trayning, Kellerberrin, Bruce Rock, Yilgarn, Westonia, Mt Marshall, Koorda and Merredin.

Up to 135 landholders across the Wheatbelt will be provided with opportunities to expand native habitats and connect fragmented native vegetation remnants on their properties through revegetation and biodiverse plantings.

Fencing will be provided to help protect existing high-value native vegetation and each landholder will take part in a regional pest control program to help control the spread of foxes and rabbits through these newly created landscapes.

Overall, the project will encourage healthy and resilient ecosystems, which are essential in our changing climate.

The protection and restoration of native vegetation will also contribute to building and securing natural carbon stores.

As well as providing extensive landscape scale on-ground works, the project will also provide landholders with the opportunity to gain knowledge on the importance of connecting landscapes and restoring valuable remnant vegetation, through workshops and printed publications that will be produced throughout the project.

Landholders will have several opportunities to participate in the project with the first round of applications opening later this year.

For more information, call project manager Jen Vincent from the Shire of Quairading on 96451607 or email


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