Habitat Action Grants
Habitat Action Grants provide funding to a range of stakeholders (including angling clubs, individuals, community groups, local councils and organisations) to undertake on–ground fish habitat rehabilitation initiatives that support fish populations and, in turn, improve recreational fishing.
- $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 undertaken, including management of stock access to waterways, revegetating areas with native plants, erosion control, reintroduction of woody habitat into rivers and estuaries, weed control and wetland rehabilitation
- two significant re-snagging projects (by Penrith City Council) along the Nepean River near Penrith at Fowler and Emu Green Reserves
- Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council has successfully undertaken willow control and riparian fencing along the banks of the Peel River, home to the Murray Cod. These works will assist in the recovery of fish habitat and stabilisation of the banks.