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GLENRAC’s annual Fit Farmers event is coming to Dundee next week!

31st Aug 2020

Farmers from across the region are invited to attend GLENRAC’s annual Fit Farmers event at Dundee Community Hall next week. This FREE event, which coincides with national RU OK? day, highlights the importance of talking about all aspects ... more details

COLLARED – Online Information Session Highlighting Feral Animal Research

27th Aug 2020

GLENRAC will bring together two key researchers on feral animals in the region for their upcoming online webinar, Collared. Dr Guy Ballard and Darren Marshall will provide landholders with an update on research surrounding wild dogs and f... more details

Smart Farms Grants Open for the New England

27th Aug 2020

Rural producers in the New England are being encouraged to apply for Australian Government funding of up to $100,000 to support their natural resource management efforts. Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said applications for Round 4 of Smart ... more details

Support Growing for an Environmental Job Stimulus Package

26th Aug 2020

FOUR out of five Australians back a proposal to use practical environmental projects as an economic stimulus, as the nation recovers from COVID-19. The survey results come as agricultural and environmental groups around the country lobby the governm... more details

'Graze and Grain' Study Going Gangbusters in Glen Innes

19th Aug 2020

THE region’s croppers and graziers are being given new insight to help increase their yields during the colder months, with Northern Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall visiting an innovative trial at the NSW Department of ... more details

Local Land Services Annual Land and Stock Returns Are Now Due

19th Aug 2020

Landholders across New South Wales are reminded to lodge their Local Land Services Annual Land and Stock Returns before the end of August.  The returns are a statutory requirement and were posted to thousands of landholders June... more details

$60,000 Aimed At 'Mustering Up' Next Generation of Wool Shed Workers

11th Aug 2020

AT a time when COVID-19 travel restrictions have caused a shearer shortage in parts of rural NSW, Regional Development Australia (RDA) is working to ‘muster’ the next generation of shed workers, using a $60,000 State Government ... more details

Roadside Weeds Beware

07th Aug 2020

GLENRAC is taking aim at invasive roadside weeds in their latest project.   Working in collaboration with Glen Innes Severn Council and New England Weeds Authority, the project, which is funded by the Australian Government’s Com... more details

Financial Support Extended for State's Bushfire-Hit Farmers

03rd Aug 2020

FARMERS affected by bushfires last summer across the region will continue to receive critical financial support following an extension of the Special Disaster Grant program, announced today by Minister for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelan... more details

Free Webinars Help Local Farmers, Local Businesses and Community Groups Prepare for Future Disaster Events

30th Jul 2020

A range of free online disaster preparedness workshops are rolling out to the people of Glen Innes this year to strengthen the community against future disaster events – whether it be drought, bushfire or infectious disease outbreaks. Funded b... more details

Parliamentary Inquiry Attempts to Pull the Wool Over Eyes of State's Producers

30th Jul 2020

MINISTER for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today slammed an attempt by the Animal Justice Party (AJP) to ban mulesing in the sheep industry, firmly backing farmers to make the best decisions for the welfare of their... more details

Additional $2 billion for RIC Drought Loans and AgriStarter Loan Launch Date Announced

23rd Jul 2020

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement today that an additional $2 billion will be available for the RIC’s Drought and AgBiz Drought loans in response to the incredible demand re... more details

Citizen Scientists and Dead Tree Detectives

09th Jul 2020

An exciting research project will be the topic of discussion at GLENRAC’s online Focus event this month.  The Dead Tree Detective is a research project operating out of Western Sydney University and the University of New England. Appealin... more details

Eight New Future Drought Fund Projects to Build Drought Preparedness

07th Jul 2020

The Australian Government is getting on with the job of building drought preparedness across the country, with the first programs from the $5 billion Future Drought Fund rolling out in July 2020. You can see the list of programs here. Minister... more details

Accelerating Drought Recovery for Farmers

06th Jul 2020

The NSW Government is delivering a new $310 million drought assistance package to ensure ongoing support for farmers battling drought while delivering new initiatives to assist those entering the early stages of recovery. Deputy Premier John Barilar... more details

$16.5 Million Funding Splurge to Upgrade Region's Local Roads

30th Jun 2020

19 projects in first round of new NSW Government program   THE efforts of the region’s councils to improve their local road networks has received a huge boost today, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announcing a $16,498,778... more details

GLENRAC Welcomes Full-Time Drought Support Officer

24th Jun 2020

The Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee (GLENRAC) have successfully attained $100,000 of drought support funding through an extension of the Australian Government Drought Communities Programme (DCP). The funding, which has been distribute... more details

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WEED?

24th Jun 2020

NSW DPI are urgently appealing to landholders in the Glen Innes region for assistance with sightings of Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), an invasive and noxious weed species with significant potential to cause harm to humans, livestock and... more details

Regeneration a Boost to a Precious Habitat

18th Jun 2020

One of the few remaining high-altitude freshwater lagoons on the Northern Tablelands is benefitting from an ongoing restoration project. Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve is a Ramsar wetland site of international importance... more details

WATCH OUT! Parthenium Weed is About!

02nd Jun 2020

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WEED? Parthenium weed has been sighted at twelve locations in NSW (including on the slopes and plains west of the Northern Tablelands) and landholders are urged to be on the lookout for this noxious weed.  Now is the time to ... more details

Bushfire Recovery Services Website Now Available!

01st Jun 2020

The National Bushfire Recovery Agency and Services Australia have launched a new website called Recovery Connect. Recovery Connect links the public to the available bushfire recovery services in their area. People can search for different types of a... more details

Time to Celebrate Our Rural Women Volunteers

26th May 2020

Nominations for the 2020 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll have officially opened, giving members of rural and regional communities a chance to recognise the outstanding achievements of local female volunteers. An annual initiative of Department of Prima... more details

Opportunity for Glen Innes & Inverell Women to Build Skills in Governance & Leadership

25th May 2020

WOMEN OF GLEN INNES AND INVERELL - CALLING FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST!  - Are you aiming to hold a position on a board or committee within your local or regional community? - Are you interested in developing skills in leadership and governanc... more details

Burnt-Out Farmers Receive $13.3 Million of Support So Far to Rebuild

21st May 2020

DESPITE the continued focus on COVID-19 pandemic, farmers and landholders burnt out by this season’s horrific bushfires have not been forgotten and are still receiving vital support, Member for Northern Tablelands and Minister for Agriculture A... more details

Region's New Board Members Welcomed to Local Land Services

21st May 2020

NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today congratulated the six new board members who have been elected to represent the region’s primary producers through the Northern Tablelands and North West Local Lands Ser... more details

State’s Farmers Left High and Dry by Commonwealth Government

19th May 2020

Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has implored the Commonwealth Government to step up and commit an additional $9.1 million to continue its Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme (EWIR) for the benefit of the State’s farmer... more details

NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust Partners with Landcare NSW to Deliver Regional Projects

14th May 2020

Landcare NSW will receive $1.3 million from the NSW Government, in a partnership for a series of regional biodiversity conservation projects across NSW. Minister for Environment Matt Kean said the funding will be ... more details

Helping Secure the Future of Travelling Stock Reserves Through Long-Permits

14th May 2020

For the first time in five years, livestock producers have the opportunity to apply for long-term access to hundreds of Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) across NSW. Applications for permits are open this month in the majority of Local Land Services ... more details

Online Information Session for Fire-affected Landholders

13th May 2020

Are you a landholder in the Glen Innes and wider region whose property fences were impacted by the most recent bushfires? Does this property border public land (i.e. National Parks, public roads, travelling stock routes, tenured roads & leases)? ... more details

$142,000 Upgrade for Glen Innes Regional Saleyards Truck Wash

05th May 2020

AN EFFLUENT issue causing a stink at the Glen Innes Regional Saleyards’ truck wash will soon be washed away, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing $142,000 in State Government funding to help recycle waste water o... more details

Webinar Plans for Region's Promising Livestock Future

05th May 2020

NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today urged local livestock producers to take part in a two-part webinar series hosted by Northern Tablelands and North Coast Local Land Services (LLS), aimed at forecasting future... more details

Bushfire Funding to Prepare Local Farming and Community Businesses for Future Disaster Events

01st May 2020

A range of free farming and local business disaster preparedness workshops are rolling out to the business people of Glen Innes this year to strengthen the community against future disaster events, such as drought, bushfire, and most recently, infect... more details

Drought Not Forgotten: Record Support for Farmers Continues

23rd Apr 2020

WHILE the attention of world is focused on dealing with COVID-19 and parts of the State rebound from the summer’s devastating bushfires, Minister for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said it was important not to forg... more details

$10,000 Bushfire Grants for Small Businesses Extended to More Areas

22nd Apr 2020

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today welcomed the announcement small businesses in the Armidale Regional, Glen Innes Severn and Tenterfield local government areas (LGAs) are now eligible for the NSW and Commonwealth Government’s ... more details

Region's Local Newspapers Must Resume After COVID-19

15th Apr 2020

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today expressed concerns on behalf  of the community and thrown his support behind hundreds of Australian Community Media (ACM) journalists and staff whose employment is in up in the air after the tempora... more details

Taking the Strain off Burnt-Out Farmers Replacing Boundary Fences

14th Apr 2020

BUSHFIRE-AFFECTED farmers and landholders across the region will now have access to their share of more than $209 million to help cover the cost of rebuilding boundary fences, after Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall ... more details

Grants for Wildlife and Habitat Devastated by Fire

09th Apr 2020

Federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said individuals and organisations at the centre of protecting our native species could now receive additional Federal Government support to help with the recovery of wildlife and habitats following the ... more details

FREE TAFE Courses to Support the Region During Pandemic

08th Apr 2020

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today announced TAEF NSW will provide a suite of 21 fee-free online short courses to assist people across the region who wanted to upskill during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mr Marshall said the courses woul... more details

Voting Opens for Board Members to Guide Local Land Services

08th Apr 2020

Rural landholders will decide who is elected to Local Land Services boards around the state when voting gets underway this Thursday, April 9. Nearly 100 candidates are standing for 34 vacant positions on 11 Local Land Services regional boards around... more details

WIRES and Landcare Australia Join Forces in $1million Post-Bushfire Wildlife Habitat Regen Grants Program

02nd Apr 2020

WIRES and Landcare Australia have announced a landmark $1million partnership supporting recovery of wildlife habitats impacted by bushfire and drought across Australia. Facilitated by unprecedented public appeals and donations, the WIRES Landcar... more details

Watch Out for this Weed: Blue Heliotrope

31st Mar 2020

Blue Heliotrope is a native of South America and is a major agricultural weed in in New South Wales. It is a hairy, summer-growing, prostrate perennial herb, 15–30 cm high and 30–200 cm in diameter. It competes with desirable pasture plan... more details

Funding Available for NRM Projects On-Farm

26th Mar 2020

Now that we have moved towards drought and bush fire recovery in the Northern Tablelands region there is some hope on the horizon for better seasons ahead. Perhaps there is an opportunity to rebuild our production and environmental landscapes. Landh... more details

MP URGES COMMUNITY TO KEEP IT REAL AMID CORONAVIRUS PANIC

18th Mar 2020

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today moved to reassure the community that every measure is in place at the region’s hospitals to deal with an outbreak of Coronavirus, should it occur.  Mr Marshall said that so far there had been... more details

Dung Beetles: The Unsung Heroes of Our Soil

15th Mar 2020

Landholders from around the region are encouraged to attend GLENRAC’s Focus event with Dr Zac Hemmings on Wednesday night: Dung Beetles – the Unsung Heroes of our Soil. Dung beetles are critical providers in agricultural settings as... more details

COMMUNITY URGED TO ATTEND NSW BUSHFIRE INQUIRY AT GLEN INNES

04th Mar 2020

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has urged members of the community affected by the summer’s bushfires to share their experiences at a public meeting of the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry at Glen Innes next week. Mr Marshall said on Mond... more details

Free Drought Recovery Seminar for Local Landholders

28th Feb 2020

Strategies for physical and financial drought recovery are on the docket at GLENRAC’s free event next week: Emerging from the Big Dry – A Roadmap to Recovery for Your Land, Livestock and Finances. Whilst landholders can breathe a momenta... more details

$1 MILLION IN SMALL GRANTS UP FOR GRABS FOR RURAL EVENTS

25th Feb 2020

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is encouraging local event organisers to apply for a share of $1 million in State Government funding to deliver local events that attract visitors and provide an economic boost to businesses.   Mr Marshall ... more details

Cane Toads found in Glen Innes

19th Feb 2020

Submitted: Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Two Cane Toads have been found in Glen Innes. Cane toads are a serious invasive pest which would have devastating impacts on biodiversity if allowed to establish. Both cane toads are reported to hav... more details

World Wildlife Wanderings – Antarctica, Africa and South America

18th Feb 2020

Attendees of GLENRAC’s Focus event this month will be transported to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery as Dr Mahri Koch recounts stories of her expeditions in search of Earth’s diverse wildlife species. Working as an eco... more details

NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry Open for Submissions

18th Feb 2020

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today urged local property owners, business operators and community organisations affected by the devastating 2019-20 bushfires to make a submission to the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry.   Mr Marshal... more details

Cane Toad Detection Highlights New Biosecurity Zone

18th Feb 2020

TWO Cane Toads have been detected in Glen Innes, after reportedly “hitching a ride” from Queensland in a stock truck, highlighting the importance of the State Government’s newly-declared Cane Toad Biosecurity Zone, to assist with pr... more details

Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve Ramsar Site Update

11th Feb 2020

As we move towards drought and fire recovery, the control of feral animals and invasive weeds is vital for rebuilding our primary production landscapes and discovering new ways within a changing environment to make this easier. At Little Llangothlin... more details

Defence Force Helping Council with River Crossing at Wytaliba

11th Feb 2020

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has today announced personnel from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) will assist Glenn Innes Severn Council with the construction and maintenance of a river crossing at Wytaliba, maintaining permanent access to t... more details

Nominations Open for Region's Local Land Services Boards

11th Feb 2020

NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall is calling on landholders and primary producers to nominate as a candidate in the upcoming 2020 Local Land Services (LLS) board member elections. Mr Marshall said nominations were now... more details

Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve – Movement through Drought and Fire

11th Feb 2020

As we move towards drought and fire recovery, the control of feral animals and invasive weeds is vital for rebuilding our primary production landscapes and discovering new ways within a changing environment to make this... more details

State Government will Pay Council Rates for Fire Victims

05th Feb 2020

A STATE Government decision to pay six months of council rates for every bushfire victim who lost their home or small business has been warmly welcomed today by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall. “People who lost their homes in the ... more details

MLA Progresses Initiatives to Assist Producers in Bushfire Recovery

05th Feb 2020

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has progressed two new initiatives to assist red meat producers affected by recent bushfires with their recovery and rebuild. The two initiatives are: The Bushfire Recovery Sponsorship Program whic... more details

LLS Rates Waived Again This Year for State's Farmers

28th Jan 2020

The State Government will once again waive all Local Land Services (LLS) rates for this year to provide relief for farmers going through devastating bushfires and crippling drought.  Northern Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Mars... more details

NEW ONE-STOP SHOP CUSTOMER CARE SPECIALISTS FOR BUSHFIRE VICTIMS

22nd Jan 2020

Submitted - Adam Marshall  BUSHFIRE-AFFECTED families and businesses can now access all available assistance being offered by local councils, the State Government and Federal Government, through the NSW Government’s new Bush fire Customer... more details

PROPERTY FIRE DAMAGE CLEAN UP BILLS TO BE PAID BY GOVERNMENT

22nd Jan 2020

THE State Government will co-ordinate the clean-up of residential and commercial properties destroyed by bush fires this season, at no cost to owners, so they can start rebuilding and communities can begin healing, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshal... more details

FIRE-AFFECTED FARMERS ABLE TO ACCESS $75,000 GRANT FROM TODAY

21st Jan 2020

SUBMITTED: Adam Marshall MP NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today announced local farmers affected by the recent bush fires can now apply for a Special Disaster Grant of up to $75,000 to help pay for recovery co... more details

$75,000 Grants for Bushfire-Affected Primary Producers

15th Jan 2020

Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, has welcomed the announcement of Australian Government grants up to $75,000 for primary producers affected by bushfire.  Funding for the Emergency Bushfire Response in Primary Industries Grants Program inc... more details

Boosting Bushfire Relief in the New England

15th Jan 2020

Communities directly affected by fire, including those in the New England, will have Australian Government emergency relief funding increased by $58 million. Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said this latest funding package included an extra $... more details

Further Assistance for New England Councils

14th Jan 2020

The Coalition Government will provide an initial and immediate base payment of $1 million to 42 of the most severely bushfire impacted councils in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland to help quickly rebuild vital infrastructure ... more details

2019-20 Volunteer Grants Closing Soon in the New England

14th Jan 2020

Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, is urging eligible community groups to apply now for a share in more than $60,000 in funding to support volunteer organisations across the electorate. The 2019-20 Volunteer Grants program forms part of the Coal... more details

All 10 New England Councils to be Invited to Share in $10 million Drought Fund to Combat Feral Animals and Weeds

09th Jan 2020

Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, will invite local councils across the New England to apply for a share in a $10 million drought fund to fight feral animals and weeds. Applications have opened for the Federal Government’s Communitie... more details

Local Molecular Ecologist, Deane Smith, to Headline GLENRAC Focus Event

08th Jan 2020

Local molecular ecologist, Deane Smith, to headline GLENRAC Focus event Deane Smith has been busy in the years since graduating from Glen Innes High School back in 2010, earning himself a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Zoology and Genetics), and a... more details