$209m in funding for fencing

FARMERS rebuilding from the ashes of the recent bushfires will be boosted by the great news that $209 million has been committed to rebuild essential boundary fences.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the new ‘Supporting Our Neighbours Project’ will help cover the cost of rebuilding boundary fences shared by private and public land managers, while supporting local farmers and businesses to recover.

“This is awesome news for those farmers who have experienced extensive damage to their boundary fences that border public lands.

“Secure boundary fences are essential for safeguarding livestock, managing biosecurity risks, minimising environmental damage and protecting against pests.

“$5,000 per kilometre will be provided to help pay for the materials needed to rebuild existing boundary fences bordering public lands damaged in the devastating bushfires over summer.