NSW Government's Public Land Boundary Fencing program is open

Image courtesy of the NSW Government
Image courtesy of the NSW Government

Bushfire-affected landholders can get funding support to help cover the cost of rebuilding boundary fences adjoining public lands.

The NSW Government has committed $209 million to help private landholders who share a boundary with public land and were impacted by the fires of late 2019 and early 2020.

Applicants are eligible to receive up to $5000 per kilometre to contribute to the replacement of damaged boundary fences, whether it be future works or recouping costs retrospectively for works already completed.

For the purposes of the Public Land Boundary Fencing program, public lands includes: national parks, Forestry Corporation land, traveling stock reserves, crown reserves, tenured roads and leases, and roads managed by Roads and Maritime Services or Local Government.

Local Land Services have dedicated boundary fence coordinators ready to work with private landholders to identify their needs and ensure the funds flow as soon as possible.

To apply for the grant simply complete the online form at www.lls.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/our-major-projects/supporting-our-neighbours-public-land-boundary-fencing-program or call the team on 1300 778 080.

Final funds to be allocated no later than June 30, 2021. All boundary fencing must be completed no later than 31 December 2021.