New projects for SA Murray-Darling Basin

Posted 17 December 2018.

The SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management (SAMDB NRM) Board will receive more than $10 million dollars over five years from the Australian government to support delivery of local programs, relevant to the SAMDB region under the recent round of the $450 million Regional Land Partnerships funding.

The SAMDB projects are supported by the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships (part of the National Landcare Program) and SAMDB NRM Board.

The SAMDB NRM Board Presiding member Sharon Starick said our Board is working with the community to deliver projects to; protect threatened species, support significant wetlands, restore iron-grass natural temperate grasslands and improve soil quality and vegetation on farms.

“The Board believes the people in our region understand what our local areas need and together we can address our regional issues, offering a strong voice in how the environment is managed for a strong economy and ensuring our region is a great place to live, work and relax,” Mrs Starick said.

The SAMDB projects include;

  • improving habitat viability and other recovery actions for threatened Mallee woodland birds including; Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata), red-lored whistler (Pachycephala rufogularis) and black-eared miner (Manorina melanotis)
  • restoring the ecological character of the Ramsar wetlands of the SA Murray-Darling Basin
  • restoring the iron-grass natural temperate grassland of South Australia
  • building skills and enhanced management of farm soils and vegetation for improved resource sustainability and productive capacity.

“By working with our community, we can focus our efforts on delivering and maintaining a healthy environment that supports a diverse and flexible economy and the wellbeing of our communities, ecosystems and natural resources,” Mrs Starick said.

The Regional Land Partnerships is a core component of the Australian government’s $1 billion investment under Phase 2 of its National Landcare Program over five years.

For further information, visit: www.nrm.gov.au/

The SAMDB NRM Board’s vision for the region is 'a healthy living landscape meeting the social, environmental, economic and cultural needs of the community, and ensuring the rights and wellbeing of future generations.

Photo caption: The SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board will receive more than $10 million dollars over five years from the Australian government to support delivery of local programs, relevant to the SAMDB region under the recent round of the $450 million Regional Land Partnerships funding.


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