20 Nov 2021
BOOSTING BUSHFIRE RECOVERY AND STIMULATING AG INDUSTRY IN MAYO
The Australian and South Australian Governments are providing $3.8 million in funding for agricultural remediation projects in Mayo communities as part of the continuing investment in recovery from the 2019-20 bushfires.
Senator for South Australia Andrew McLachlan CSC said the projects are part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State $700 million Local Economic Recovery program.
“These latest projects for pest, debris and weed eradication initiatives will support agricultural recovery as well as boost agricultural production on Kangaroo Island and at Cudlee Creek,” Senator McLachlan said.
Four projects have received funding, which include:
The funding for these four projects is in addition to the $19.8 million already committed to Kangaroo Island’s new desalination plant, the $150,000 in funding to help restore the Lobethal Bushland Park and the almost $29 million allocated to boost local economies in February this year.
“These latest projects were selected after close consultation with local councils, recovery committees and community groups,” Senator McLachlan said.
“The clean-up of small plantation forestry on both Kangaroo Island and at Cudlee Creek, and feral pig eradication and blue gum regeneration management on Kangaroo Island will have practical implications for primary production in Mayo, with the added bonuses of providing economic stimulus and reducing our disaster risk.
“Nationally, the Australian Government has made $2.8 billion available to support bushfire recovery – with $2.5 billion delivered so far.”
For more information visit: www.recovery.gov.au/our-community/local-bushfire-recovery-projects