RAPAD searching for graziers looking to cluster fence in the Central West

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The Remote Area Planning and Development board is calling for expressions of interest from graziers interested in joining with neighbours to exclusion fence their properties.

Eligible landholders and groups who want financial assistance to build strategic cluster fences and or link existing exclusion fences are encouraged to submit an expression of interest before the 18th of September 2020.

On the 24th of June the Queensland Government announced five million dollars for more wild dog fencing in western Queensland as part of its COVID-19 economic recovery.

RAPAD has administered all earlier rounds of cluster fencing which has delivered six million dollars in direct wages circulating through the region and created 150 new jobs.

“If the promised five million dollars of fencing is delivered in the RAPAD region in the next two years it will deliver 55 more jobs, 12 million dollars of leveraged local spending and 15 million dollars in increased property income,” RAPAD Chair Tony Rayner said.

“Landholders have until 5:30pm on the 18th of September 2020 to submit their EOI and I encourage anyone who is interested in future fencing to do so, an EOI gives the funding government a clear understanding of interest and is need to give them confidence to release further funding,”  Councillor Rayner said.

RAPAD is advocating to the Queensland and Australian Governments for the progression of strategic cluster fencing in the local government areas of the central west and north west including Barcaldine, Longreach, Blackall- Tambo, Winton, Barcoo, Boulia, Richmond, McKinlay and Flinders shires.

This is an expression of interest, and submission of a completed EOI does not guarantee funding.

Further application processes will be required for successful clusters.

 

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