Flagship Fish Habitat Rehabilitation Grants - Expression of Interest

The “Flagship Fish Habitat Rehabilitation Grant” program (“Flagship Grants”) is an exciting new funding opportunity for coastal NSW, offering up to $400,000 for individual projects that significantly enhance fish habitat, water quality and fish passage opportunities within the coastal catchments of NSW.

This innovative grant program is funded by the Recreational Fishing Saltwater Trust Expenditure Committee (RFSTEC) and seeks to benefit recreational fishing opportunities by enhancing the habitats that fish need to thrive.

The program builds on the existing Habitat Action Grants and seeks to tackle much larger scale projects that require higher levels of funding assistance.

The Flagship Grants will support a range of actions including hydrological and environmental investigations, community consultation, economic assessments, as well as on-ground works.

Examples of the types of projects supported include:

  • rehabilitation of significant riparian lands / coastal wetlands (river banks, mangrove forests, saltmarsh), including addressing poor water quality from the disturbance of acid sulfate soils
  • environmentally-sensitive bank stabilisation works
  • removal or modification of barriers to fish passage including addressing floodgates, road-crossings and construction of fishways
  • re-snagging of waterways with timber structures.

Projects can run for up to 3 years, with $400,000 available per year.

Applicants will need to complete an Expression of Interest form and submit this by 23rd December 2016.

It is strongly advised that you to contact us to discuss your ideas on one of the numbers provided in the form.

Application form