September 14, 2021
Landowner Grants Now Available
Landowner grants under the Kaipara Moana Remediation Programme are now available, allowing landowners to begin planning remediation works.
To receive funding a landowner will need a ‘Sediment Reduction Plan’ which is a free, property-specific plan, ideally covering three years, identifying sediment reduction opportunities such as riparian fencing to receive funding support.
Landowners will be able to arrange for an accredited field advisor to visit their property and help design a Sediment Reduction Plan. This plan will set out remediation work that would be most effective on the property and identify what’s eligible for grants funding.
At this stage, the focus will be on land parcels of over 20 hectares. The primary focus initially is fencing and planting wetlands and waterways to create a buffer that protects waterways from sediment, with hillsides and slips to be targeted in future.
The expectation is that landowners will match grants funding with a mixture of cash and in-kind contributions – effectively a 50/50 split on the cost of agreed works.
The pace at which Sediment Reduction Plans can be completed will depend on the timing for training field advisors and the level of interest shown by the community.
To apply for landowner grants, more information can be found here.