Help for bushfire-affected landholders to rebuild boundary fences adjoining public lands

The NSW Government has committed $209 million to help bushfire-affected landholders with the cost of rebuilding boundary fences adjoining public lands.

Private landholders who share a boundary with public land and were impacted by the Northern and Southern fires of late 2019 and early 2020 are eligible to receive up to $5,000 per kilometre to contribute to the replacement of damaged boundary fences.

Note that for the purposes of this grant, public lands includes:
– National parks
– Forestry Corporation land
– Traveling stock reserves
– Crown reserves, tenured roads and leases
– Roads managed by Roads and Maritime Services or Local Government.

Grants can be issued retrospectively to cover costs already incurred by landholders replacing fire damaged fencing where a boundary is shared with public lands.

For further details, or to find out how to apply for Supporting our neighbours – public land boundary fencing program, go to the Local Land Services website by clicking here.