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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

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