WICC has funds for fencing and revegetation for the purpose of reducing nutrients in Wilson Inlet as part of the Regional Estuaries Initiative!
The West Australian Government has recently announced that Wilson Inlet is one of six estuaries in the SW that will be receiving part of $20 Million Dollars to help manage nutrients as part of the Regional Estuaries Initiative (REI). The Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee has been asked to implement several nutrient management inititiaves to help deliver this program, including fencing off waterways, riparian revegetation programs and other works which would help to reduce the nutrients in the inlet.
WICC started carrying out works in October 2016 and has already constructed over 4 kilometres of riparian fencing.
We are particularly interested in properties which are in the lower catchment between the Hay and Cuppup Rivers (See Wilson Inlet Nitrogen Export Risk Map below). As part of the REI we will be iimplmenting:
40 kilometres of fencing to exclude stock from waterways,
12 Ha of biodiverse revegetation in riparian zones
undertaking whole farm nutrient mapping (assisted by DAFWA) from July 2017 onwards.
Landholders must contribute a minimum of 50% of costs (usually through in kind contribution of constructing the fence). For other REI funding guidelines please read THIS.