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Millions to support Landcare projects in the Upper Hunter and New England

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Millions of dollars have been announced to go towards Landcare projects in the Upper Hunter and New England. 

Local Land Services (LLS) Hunter has been approved for up $9.8 million in funding, North West LLS $5.6 million and Northern Tablelands LLS $8.6 million.

Some of the projects will include looking at issues with soil carbon and building resilient grazing systems in the Northern Tablelands.

The projects form part of the Australian Government’s $450 million Regional Land Partnerships program. Funded over five years, they will help deliver local and regional-scale projects that support environmental and sustainable agriculture outcomes across the country.

“There is further work to protect Little Llangothlin Lagoon between Guyra and Glen Innes," said New England MP Barnaby Joyce.

“The Regent Honeyeater, which is critically endangered, has also received substantial funding to help turn the tide for this threatened species in the North West and the Hunter."

“This is substantial investment in the environment and the productivity of agriculture in the New England electorate.” 

Image credit: Barnaby Joyce Facebook page