Land management grants for Barker electorate

Member for Barker Tony Pasin says four projects in the Barker electorate are set to receive Federal Government funding.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin says four projects in the Barker electorate are set to receive Federal Government funding.

Landholders from across South Australia's South East, Murraylands and Barossa will receive more than $190,000 in grant funding to help with land management best practice.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said there were four projects in the Barker electorate which will benefit from the third round of the Federal Government Smart Farms Small Grants program.

"Our farmers and landholders are some of the best custodians of our land and have a long history of early adoption of innovation," Mr Pasin said.

"They have always looked after the land and we are giving them a helping hand through this grants program to adopt best practice natural resource management methods.

"These are projects happening throughout the country and are about improving the resilience and productive capacity of farms and landscapes."

The projects are:

  • Coorong District Council - will receive $49,980 for their project to understand soil constraints, groundwater data, and recharge of ground water rates to inform saltland management risk response and decision making.
  • Koonunga Agricultural Bureau - will receive $49,500 for measuring soil health and moisture improvements from mulching and composts undervine in the northern Barossa.
  • South East Natural Resources Management Board - will receive $50,000 for their project- Innovating to protect and enhance paddock trees for farm productivity and threatened species habitat in South East South Australia.
  • Tatiara District Council - will receive $43,000 for understanding and promoting the impact of acid soils growth penalty on crops and pastures across the Coorong and Tatiara Districts

The recent funded projects must be complete by June 30, 2022.

For information on the Smart Farms Small Grants program visit agriculture.gov.au