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Money to conserve farm land

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April 10, 2018

State Member for Murray Austin Evans said landholders with high environmental value land in the Edward River, Murray River and Murrumbidgee council areas will be able to apply.

THE NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) has called for expressions of interest from landholders to participate in the BCT’s conservation management program.

Landholders will be supported by the BCT to submit costed management plans. If the site is assessed as suitable, the BCT and the landholder will negotiate a conservation agreement.

Under an agreement, the landholder will be funded to carry out agreed conservation management actions. Agreements can be in-perpetuity or for a fixed term (minimum 15 years).

State Member for Murray Austin Evans said landholders with high environmental value land in the Edward River, Murray River and Murrumbidgee council areas will be able to apply.

“This is part of the NSW Government’s unprecedented investment of $240 million over five years, and $70 million per year ongoing, in a new private land conservation program,” Mr Evans said.

Expressions of interest close on April 13. Further information is available at bct.nsw.gov.au.

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