Applications for the NRLG6 and Nature Refuge Disaster Recovery grants will be open until 4pm, December 6.

More than $1 million in grants is now available to help nature refuge owners in Queensland protect the environment and repair severe damage caused by recent natural disasters.

Queensland Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said landholders could now apply for a share in $800,000 as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Nature Refuge Landholder Grants Program for projects like weeding and revegetation, pest animal and plant management, or the installation of wildlife-friendly fencing.

“Property owners can apply for grants of between $2500 and $25,000 to undertake on-ground projects that will protect or improve the natural and cultural values of their nature refuge.”

At the same time, the Palaszczuk Government has partnered with the Australian Government through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) to make a further $300,000 available to restore their properties after a devastating year of natural disasters. “The funding is available to landholders in select local government areas and includes projects such as re-establishing vegetation in flood-affected areas, surveying and mapping of affected areas to assess impact levels and pest and weed management.”