The next round of the Territory Labor Government’s highly-successful Aboriginal Ranger Grants will open tomorrow.
The grants program continues to support jobs on country for around 1,000 Rangers from 47 Ranger groups to deliver land and sea management and conservation outcomes.
The program also ensures ongoing access to resources to protect our pristine environments and wildlife.
Under the program, two types of grants are available through a competitive, merit-based system. These include:
- Capital funding – which has helped Rangers purchase vehicles and trailers, boats, fire and weed spray units, heavy equipment, information technology and communication systems and infrastructure.
- Conservation Land Management funding – which has provided Rangers with assistance for activities including feral animal management, fire and weed management, protection of threatened and ‘iconic’ species, cultural management, and training and skills development.
As part of Budget 2021, the Territory Labor Government delivered on its election commitment of investing almost $12 million in the program over the next four years.
In addition, the program has also received $24 million from the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG, as part of its Coastal Offsets Strategy to distribute to Ranger Groups through the grants program.