Blakney creek restoration funding

Yass River an example of our natural environment. Photo: Yass Tribune
Yass River an example of our natural environment. Photo: Yass Tribune

The preservation of our natural waterways and landscapes is essential to ensuring continued economic productivity and biodiversity.

That is why South East Local Land Services is partnering with local landholders to protect Blakney Creek from damage and erosion and improve the function and health of this valuable water resource.

Landholders on Blakney Creek, or any of its tributaries, who have an interest in improving the long-term viability of their creek lines, are encouraged to register their interest with South East Local Land Services prior to the 28 April deadline.

The grants, of up to $25,000, are provided by the NSW Environmental Trust’s Saving Our Species program and can be used for fencing and re-vegetation to protect creeks or dams and to provide alternative stock water.

Specifically, eligible activities are as follow:

  • Riparian fencing.
  • Re-vegetation of riparian areas.
  • Providing alternate stock water systems where stock access to water resources are restricted.
  • Fencing off and re-vegetating a dam (50 per cent of dam area), if within 50m of creek.
  • Tree corridor fencing and re-vegetation between the creek and dams, within 500m of the creek line.

The five-year Saving Our Species project is called: Frogs, Fish, Flora and Fresh Flowing Water. The project aims to enhance native habitat of many endangered species across New South Wales, including the Yellow Spotted Bell Frog.

The species was thought to be extinct for more than 30 years before being found in Blakney Creek in 2008 and the Southern Pygmy Perch, which is also found in the Blakney Creek sub-catchment.

To register your interest or for advice about how to protect and enhance your waterway, contact Kate Mosbey – South East Local Land Services Boorowa:

  • Phone: 02 6385 1018
  • Email:


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