Creating Jobs: Land Management and Conservation Fund Creating Jobs On Country

The Territory Labor Government is supporting jobs on countrywith more than $1.3 million in grants provided under the second round of theLand Management and Conservation Fund.

This program aims to boost the capacity and capability ofAboriginal ranger groups to undertake conservation and land managementactivities and will create real jobs in some of the most remote areas of theNorthern Territory.

These grants will support an exciting variety of projectsincluding ambitious, multi-year programs at a regional scale to reduce threatsfrom weeds, feral animals and fire.

It will also provide more local projects to developranger-led monitoring techniques for important species and habitats, and buildranger capability in natural and cultural resource management.

These grants will support eight new projects to be deliveredby Aboriginal Rangers on country and include:

  • Marine debris management Dhimurru AboriginalCorporation
  • Monitoring and managing traditional intertidalseafood Larrakia Rangers
  • Access to Country Central Land Council
  • Alyawarra Aboriginal Land Trust firebreak Central Land Council
  • Ranger management plans Central Land Council
  • Tracker training Central Land Council
  • Strategic ranger training Central Land Council
  • Ganalanga Mindibrrina IPA feral animal survey Northern Land Council

Around $500,000 of the current round will be spent thisfinancial year on the above projects. This is in addition to around $1.4million for programs approved in round one to be delivered over multiple years.

  • $4.5 million was allocated to 22 projects overone, two or three years under Round One of the program to improve anddevelop conservation practices on Aboriginal land.
  • $1.9 million was allocated to 27 Ranger groupsas part of the Round One Capital Grants funding for essential capitalitems, equipment and infrastructure.
  • $1.9 million was allocated to 22 Ranger groundsas part of the Round Two Capital Grants funding for essential items,equipment and infrastructure.

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