Local governments and landcare groups across Queensland can now apply for grants totaling almost $1 million to support projects that reduce the impact of invasive plants and animals.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said under Round 7 of the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative (QFPI), projects needed to be built on past learnings and encourage the use of novel approaches to improving biosecurity systems.

“Funding of $976,000 will be available for establishing partnerships and leveraging cooperative investment in managing invasive plants and animals,” the Minister said.

“Allocations will be capped at $250K and outline any in kind and cash contributions from partners and councils.

“As with previous rounds, these grants help reduce the impact of feral pests and support more jobs in the regions.”

Eligible organisations include:

  • regional natural resource management (NRM) organisations
  • incorporated industry organisations
  • local governments or a regional organisation of local governments or equivalent body.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 30 November to be submitted to qldferalpestinit@daf.qld.gov.au

For more details, visit https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/biosecurity/invasive-plants-animals/animals/qld-feral-pest-initiative