Coorong & Tatiara LAP Updates
Coorong & Tatiara Local Action Plan
"CARING FOR OUR COUNTRY"
Coorong & Tatiara Local Action Plan - April 2013
During 2009 the Tatiara District Council joined with the Coorong District Council to extend the program of Local Action Planning for natural resource management and sustainable agriculture across the whole of the Upper South East.
To fulfil this purpose Council determined a need to develop a local natural resources management plan which aims to:
- Describe the natural resource assets of the council area
- Identify problems in need of remedy or amelioration
- Promote sustainable land and water management practices
- Protect and enhance the environment
- Safeguard and improve upon regional biodiversity
- Predict and project the consequences of emerging issues
- Link to the policy agendas of the South East Natural Resources Management Board and the South Australian and Federal governments; and
- Serve as an investment prospectus for future funding opportunities required to support the implementation of the plan.
The plan was adopted by Tatiara District Council on the 12th of March 2013.
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LAP Awarded Biodiversity Funding – May 2012
The Coorong District Council receives $2.25 million funding from the Federal Government’s Clean Energy Biodiversity Fund
Coorong Council’s Local Action Plan team has successfully sought $2.25 million from the Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund. The Funding is for the next 5 years and 2 months. The funding covers projects that will be implemented in both the Coorong & Tatiara District Council areas, an area of some 1,531,100 hectares.
The emphasis will be on;
- Protecting EPBC listed communities/species
- Increasing carbon storage
The project will;
- Enable new biodiverse plantings of mixed species that establish & re-connect well functioning native ecosystems
- Revegetate the landscape to improve connections between remnant native vegetation across public & private land
- Enhance the condition of native vegetation adjacent to existing Ramsar sites
- Establish & restore native wetland habitats
- Reduce the impacts of invasive species across connected landscapes
- Provide technical support for projects
- Provide a community skills, knowledge & engagement program
- Provide resources to individuals & groups for NRM
Caring for Our Country Grant Funding – November 2009
Funding totalling $2.158 million will flow through both Coorong and Tatiara District Council areas thanks to a successful funding submission to the Federal 'Caring for our Country' scheme.
The submission was put together by the Coorong District Local Action Plan (LAP) Committee for the implementation of the Coorong and Tatiara Local Action Plans joint on-ground works projects and will run over four years.
On ground works will address wind erosion, salinity & biodiversity enhancement, by providing financial incentives toward sand drift stabilisation and levelling, establishment of perennial pastures, clay spreading, and revegetation. Biodiversity enhancement will be targeted through revegetation with indigenous species & fencing remnant vegetation and wetlands.
The project will be undertaken collaboratively with the Tatiara & Coorong District Councils who have committed funding toward the project. The project covers the entire Northern region of the South East Natural Resource Management Board area and also crosses into Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resource Management Board area.
The Caring for our Country funding announcement regarding the Coorong and Tatiara LAP is generating considerable excitement in both council districts. The project is expected to maintain the momentum for change among Coorong landholders, achieved through the local action plan on ground works program, while expanding the LAP program throughout the Tatiara.
* Perennial pastures
* Clay Spreading
* Sand Stabilisation
* Native Vegetation protection & enhancement
* Farm Forestry
* Fodder Shrubs
The Coorong and Tatiara LAP endeavours to achieve a better informed community on key NRM issues and actions by distributing a newsletter quarterly. For any additional information on the articles found in these newsletters, please contact a LAP officer on 08 8757 2100.