Yarrawonga Chronicle

Water for livestock and biodiversi­ty assistance

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Having access to good quality water for people and livestock on farms is critical at any time.

By better managing farm water supplies like farm dams, producers can expect to see healthier livestock, an improved environmen­t and higher farm productivi­ty.

Murray Local Land Services has launched a $200,000 incentives program to help landholder­s carry out projects to improve water quality, security and biodiversi­ty on their farms.

The program offers up to $10,000 per successful applicatio­n through the Federal Department of Agricultur­e, Water and the Environmen­t’s Future Drought Fund program.

Murray Local Land Services Senior Land Services Officer, Adrian Smith, said the program’s primary focus is existing farm dams, not waterways.

“It will also include wetlands livestock use

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Murray Local Land Services are looking to help fund projects to improve water quality, security and biodiversi­ty on farms.
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