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Expand carbon farming in your region

Tuesday 6, November, 2018

The Land Restoration Fund Pilot Projects Program provides $5 million in funding for projects that will expand the scope of Queensland's carbon farming industry through market development and on-ground projects that deliver carbon abatement.

This includes $1 million to establish a carbon market and $4 million for the Catalysing action grants program.

The Catalysing action grants program provides funding to support ‘on-ground’ projects that demonstrate the delivery of carbon abatement alongside measurable environmental, social and economic co-benefits.

The program provides up to $4 million in funding, with up to $750,000 available per project.

Applications for this program will involve a two-stage process: an Expression of Interest with shortlisted proposals invited to submit a full application.

Priority projects which will be considered for this funding round include:

  • riparian restoration contributing to improved water quality outcomes (through reduced sedimentation or nutrient loss)
  • agriculture sector resilience, such as strategic plantings, soil health and remediation, and riparian restoration that may contribute to climate resilience while delivering a carbon benefit
  • restoration of threatened species habitat, such as koalas, cassowaries, or other threatened species listed under the Nature Conservation Act 1994
  • social and economic development benefits for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • restoration of low productivity coastal agricultural lands to natural systems.

Examples of the types of projects that could be funded include:

  • environmental plantings projects that deliver co-benefits for example, koala habitat planting
  • wetland/riparian restoration projects
  • regrowth method projects outside of the mulga lands
  • projects securing Category X vegetation, using existing carbon farming methods
  • habitat restoration projects for koalas, and other threatened species
  • carbon farming projects that demonstrate ways to reduce participation costs.

Please see here for program guidelines: https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/climate/climate-change/land-restoration-fund/action-grants

Applications close 5pm, Friday 23 November 2018.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email following the assessment process and will be invited to submit a full application.

For further information, please contact Kristy Gooding - Lead - Natural Assets and NRM on (07) 3000 2257 or kristy_gooding@lgaq.asn.au

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


 

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