More than $2 million in funding available to help Queenslanders fight feral pigs
News release | 18-Dec-2023
More than $2 million in funding is up for grabs for Queenslanders to help fight feral pigs.
Round 8(a) of the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative (QFPI) is now open, with $2.16 million available to build local capacity for biosecurity preparedness through feral pig population suppression.
Applications for the Queensland Government funding, which is overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), are open to regional organisations of councils (ROCs), natural resource management (NRM) groups, land and sea ranger groups or Indigenous land councils, state farming organisations, and incorporated industry organisations across Queensland.
Queensland Chief Biosecurity Officer Rachel Chay said feral pigs cause a huge amount of damage to agriculture and the Queensland environment.
“Funding of more than $2 million will be available to employ up to four feral pig management coordinators to support the initiation and delivery of effective feral pig management across the state,” Dr Chay said.
“As with previous rounds, these grants help reduce the impact of feral pests and support more jobs in the regions.
“This is an important investment in a biosecure future for all Queenslanders.”
Applications can be submitted via email@example.com until 29 February 2024.
Successful pitches will incorporate lessons from past projects and be at a regional scale with the potential to achieve an enduring legacy.
This latest round of funding through QFPI takes the Queensland Government’s commitment to control invasive plants and animals to more than $27 million over eight years.
This is complemented by a $14 million investment from the Federal Government.
Applicants should outline any in-kind and cash contributions from partners and councils.
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