The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and Local Land Services (LLS) are coordinating and providing recovery assistance and advice to landholders, primary producers, commercial fishers, and other industries impacted by the severe weather.
Primary producers who require assistance with livestock welfare, pastures, land management advice, or who wish to report damage should contact Local Land Services - telephone: 1300 795 299
DPI Rural Resilience Officers also provide information on support available for farming families recovering from natural disasters and can connect you to relevant service providers.
Should you need assistance please contact: Jen Haberecht, Coffs Harbour - tel:0400 160 287 or Danny Byrnes, Tweed - tel: 0400 374 258
If you need help, reach out as there are a range of services available as detailed below
or follow this link to be redirected to the LLS webpage with this information
The Environmental Education program of the NSW Environmental Trust is now inviting Expressions of Interest. The funding stream is open to not-for-profit organisations, community organisations and government authorities. Projects need to be values between $10,000 and $100,000 and between 2-3 years. EOI's close April 10th 2017.
For more information follow this link to the NSW ET website.
Landcare NSW recently released their new Membership and Insurance Program. For a number of years Landcare groups have been asking for cost effective insurance that provides adequate protection for group members. The package is offered in two teirs depending on the income and employer status of the group. The Insurance Program provides Public Liability and Volunteer Workers coverage PLUS Association Liability (if applicable) which covers a range of risks including Professional Indemnity, Officers & Directors Liability and more.
Follow this link to the Landcare NSW website for more information and access to the Membership and Insurance Portal
Are you interesting in utilising drones to support your farm management or Landcare project? Drone use can assist in checking crop or stock status, surveying weed incursions, provide data for crop analysis mapping and enable you to survey your sites from a distance.
North Coast TAFE is inviting expressions of interest for a course in drone use to be held at Wollongbar campus in Semester two this year. Mark Fogarty of Casino drone business Blue Horizons and Andrew Trease aviation course co-ordinator at Wollongbar TAFE are planning an information session on drone technology in farming to be held in Casino and are requesting people with interest to contact them to set a date that works for you.
Contact TAFE on 66204 888 or Blue Horizons on 0416 279366
The NSW quad bike safety improvement program offers support to NSW farmers to undertake harm prevention activities associated with on-farm use of quad bikes in the workplace. By participating in this program you can be eligible for 2 rebates of up to $1000 each.
Start by listening to their on-line webinar
CLICK HERE for more information or call 13 10 50