Habitat Action Grants
Habitat Action Grants fund a range of stakeholders to undertake on-ground fish habitat rehabilitation initiatives that, in turn, support fish populations and improve recreational fishing opportunities across NSW.
- $850,000 made available to fishing clubs, community groups, individuals, local councils and natural resource management groups in freshwater and saltwater environments to conduct practical on-ground rehabilitation activities to improve fish habitat
- a range of on-ground activities including management of stock access to waterways, native revegetation, erosion control, reintroduction of woody habitat into rivers and estuaries, weed control, wetland rehabilitation and the reinstatement of fish passage
- OzFish and rec fishers installed 15 large timber snags, planted more than 1,000 native trees and shrubs and engaged the community in rubbish removal within the Bottle Bend Reserve on the lower Murray River using a Habitat Action Grant
- the Orara Valley Rivercare Group Management Committee installed a series of pin logs and log deflectors to stabilise significant bank erosion along the Orara River. Rivercare volunteers helped plant native tree and shrub species to aid in long-term bank stabilisation, filter runoff and improve water quality, riparian biodiversity and fish habitat.