The local Committee were keen to distribute some funds to the community and a suggestion at the AGM to offer funds towards seedlings for next year was favourably accepted by the members. A 50% subsidy is offered to a maximum of 10 trays (810 seedlings).
As a result, we have 15 farmers who have taken up the offer with a total of
18 468 seedlings to be planted winter next year. This offer is still available but species selection is limited. If you’re keen on planting fodder shrubs on your marginal areas, saltbush can be ordered up to the end of December. Please contact Parnell’s Nursery direct and submit your order to Keith or Marianne on 9883 2024 or 0427 957 607. Offer is for shire rate payers only.
Are you seeing more foxes and rabbits?
The LCDC were also keen to offer Landholders a subsidy towards controlling foxes and rabbits and as such will offer a 50% subsidy for the purchase of 1080 fox and pindone rabbit baits. Higher priority areas including protection of natural resources from rabbit damage or baiting areas bordering bush or Reserves will be targeted first. The Conservation Australia Team members will be visiting the Shire to carry out feral animal culling in January, February and March. If you wish to join this program, please call Mick Bona on 0405 653 346 or Claudia on 0429 612 447.
Accreditation permit to purchase 1080 fox and rabbit bait
Farmers, if you do not have the Restricted Chemical Product permit you cannot purchase any 1080 products. If you are interested in applying for a permit to control foxes next lambing season, please register your name with Claudia. This application can be done on line or by visiting the Landcare office.
Landcare equipment available for use by shire residents
The Landcare Office has been fortunate in the past years in receiving funding to purchase equipment, including hand tree planters which are now available for use free of charge for shire rate payers.
Regrettably. the opportunity to apply for funds to purchase additional land care equipment is very restrictive now and therefore the existing equipment must be kept in good condition. When using the hand tree planters, especially in saline conditions it will be enforced that they are washed thoroughly after use to avoid any damage to the working parts.