The Agriculture Stewardship Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot is trialling mechanisms to pay farmers for improving biodiversity on farms. The Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot is part of the wider $66.1 million Agriculture Stewardship Package, an Australian Government commitment to improve biodiversity stewardship on farms.
The northern Tasmanian NRM region has been selected as one of six Australian regions to test the Enhanced Remnant Vegetation Pilot.
Under the pilot, farmers who improve existing native vegetation – in line with management protocols developed by the Australian National University (ANU) – will receive payments for biodiversity outcomes.
Farmers could receive payments to manage and enhance remnant native vegetation on-farm. Examples may include:
These plantings can also benefit farmers by providing shelter for livestock, improving soil moisture and reducing erosion.
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Applications are now closed.
The Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot has 5 core elements:
Eight municipalities are in the northern Tasmania NRM region. These are:
How to apply
Before applying, you must read and understand the pilot guidelines and the management protocols for your region. These documents can be found below and on the GrantConnect website. Any alterations to these documents and frequently asked questions will be published on GrantConnect. By registering with GrantConnect you will be automatically notified of any changes. GrantConnect is the authoritative source for grants information.
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Guidelines, management protocols and other information on the Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot is available from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and GrantConnect websites.
We strongly recommend that applicants seek independent professional advice about participation in this pilot, potentially including financial, legal, and agronomy specialists. Applications opened 29 September 2021 and close 5.00pm (AEST) 27 October 2021.
This project is funded by the Australian Government.
NRM North is supporting the delivery of the pilot in northern Tasmania.
For regional support and project design, contact:
Land Program Manager
Mobile: 0491 229 987
For technical enquiries on the pilot or ag stewardship program:
Enquiries about the program can also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 329 055.