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Debt repayment waiver a boost for farmers

06th Jul 2021

• Most Farm Household Allowance debts between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2020 will be eligible for a waiver• The waiver eliminates the negative effects of debts caused by farmers who, in good faith, incorrectly estimated their business income ... more details

Guidelines for the $280m Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants now available

06th Jul 2021

The guidelines for remaining bushfire recovery grants are now available. The Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management said that $280 million worth of grants will be on offer. “These will be Commonwealth grants and is part ... more details

HOUSEHOLDS & SMALL BUSINESSES CAN NOW CLAIM MICE PLAGUE REBATE

06th Jul 2021

NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today announced local households and small businesses impacted by the mice plague can now claim rebates for costs associated with managing the vermin by visiting the Service NSW we... more details

REBATE SCHEME KICKS OFF EARLY FOR EMERGENCY WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

24th Jun 2021

The NSW Government has today started to process previously successful rebate applications as part of the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebates (EWIR) Round 1 ahead of Round 2 going live on 1 July 2021.  Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the NS... more details

GLENRAC, NSW DPI Rural Resilience Program, NSW Environmental Trust, NSW Stronger Country Communities & Glen Innes Severn Council come together to give the community a great weekend in the fresh air

18th Jun 2021

Two gardens directly affected by the recent bushfires were open last weekend as part of GLENRAC's free open winter garden event with guest presenter Meredith Kirton - gardening expert, author and Gardening Australia presenter alumni! More tha... more details

Winter garden weekend in the Glen Innes Highlands!

03rd Jun 2021

Calling all garden lovers of the New England! GLENRAC are hosting a FREE winter garden weekend this long weekend with guest presenter Meredith Kirton - gardening expert, author and Gardening Australia presenter alumni. Two gardens directly impacted... more details

Grants open to build drought resilient networks

31st May 2021

Applications now open for Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program Community organisations and networks can access grants to drive action on drought resilience by funding events, activities, training and small-scale... more details

MICE CONTROL WORKSHOPS FOR BINGARA, CROPPA CREEK & MOREE

12th May 2021

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today encouraged farmers in the Golden Triangle, affected by the mice plague, to take advantage of the State Government’s recently expanded series of on-farm mice man... more details

HAVE YOUR SAY TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF LLS

12th May 2021

Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today asked landholders to share their valuable insights to ensure Local Land Services (LLS) best meets their needs over the next five years.  Mr Marshall said hearing feedback on Local Strategic Plans... more details

Revegetation milestone achieved at Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve

11th May 2021

Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve is an internationally recognised treasure in the Northern Tablelands region. It has been the focus of a five-year project to revegetate an endangered native vegetation community and has provided an opportunity for so... more details

LONG-TERM PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE FOR TRAVELLING STOCK RESERVES

26th Apr 2021

Land managers across the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services region have been invited to apply for long-term access to a number of Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs).   Helen Ward, from the Northern Tablelands Local Land S... more details

ON-FARM EMERGENCY WATER INFRASTRUCTURE REBATE SCHEME EXTENDED FURTHER 12 MONTHS

26th Apr 2021

Farmers impacted by drought will be given another 12 months to apply for funding from the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme (EWIRS) to help them build much needed infrastructure to make their properties drought resilient.  Mi... more details

LOWERING ENERGY COSTS FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS IN NEW ENGLAND

26th Apr 2021

Community groups across the New England will be supported by a new Federal Coalition Government program to lower energy costs and support local jobs. The Powering Communities Program will fund up to 12 projects worth a total of $67,70... more details

NEW ENGLAND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS URGED TO APPLY FOR VOLUNTEER GRANTS

12th Apr 2021

Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said grants of between $1000 and $5000 were up for grabs for eligible volunteers in New England.    “Volunteers donate countless hours of their time and often pay for their own petrol and vehicl... more details

More than 17,000 native seedlings to be planted around Glen Innes as part of GLENRAC’s project with NSW Environmental Trust

31st Mar 2021

GLENRAC are delighted to announce the successful application of their grant of $97,988 from the 2019 NSW Environmental Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation project.   The funding will be utilised to plant more than 17,000 native seedlings acros... more details

Searching for answers to millions of tree deaths

22nd Mar 2021

A range of hypotheses have been proposed to explain tree dieback, but none have succeeded in fully describing the phenomenon. UNE researchers are back on the case.   A team of UNE scientists hope to provide a clearer explanation for the deaths... more details

$1 MILLION SECURED FOR NEW BRIDGE OVER FURRACABAD CREEK

16th Mar 2021

For first time in two years, missing road link reinstated TWO years after the decaying Furracabad Creek Bridge was closed to traffic by Glen Innes Severn Council, essentially cutting Furracabad Road in two, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marsha... more details

FISHERS CAN SNAG FREE YABBY TRAPS TO HELP PROTECT NATIVE WILDLIFE

10th Mar 2021

LOCAL fishers are in line for free yabby nets as part of a plan to transition the State to open-top nets to protect vulnerable native wildlife.   Northern Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said the State Government ... more details

Warm weather the perfect storm for Barber's Pole Worm

09th Mar 2021

Recent rain and warm weather have provided ideal conditions for barber’s pole worm. Female barber’s pole worms lay up to 10 000 eggs per day and larvae on pasture have been building up all summer. Over the past couple of we... more details

NEW $20 MILLION FUND TO HELP DEVELOP & GROW LOCAL EVENTS

24th Feb 2021

LOCAL event organisers can now apply for funding to expand their shows or bring new major sporting, musical or cultural events to town, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall encouraging applications for the new $20 million NSW Regional ... more details

Hop to it and snap a feral for new competition!

03rd Feb 2021

The popular Feral Photos and Video competition is back and being reignited in a major way with close to $5000 worth of prizes on offer, thanks to our competition collaborators Animal Trap Solutions, CSIRO Publishing and Outdoor Cameras Australia.The ... more details

Assistance following storms in parts of New England

03rd Feb 2021

Disaster assistance is now available in the local government areas of Glen Innes Severn and Tamworth following severe storms in January.    Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said assistance is being provided throu... more details

GLENRAC celebrates at Glen Innes Australia Day 2021!

02nd Feb 2021

GLENRAC  were very excited to take home two awards at this year's Australia Day Awards. Project Manager Jennie Coldham was awarded the Environmental Citizen of the Year, and the 2019 Christmas Smoko drought relief event held in partner... more details