eNews # 23

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In this edition, news, coming events and disaster assistance.

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Feral Animal Experts to Address Uralla Forum

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Roumalla Creek Focus of Natural Sequence Farming Field Days

benoit gauzere 320The first of a series field days introducing concepts and principles behind landscape rehydration and Natural Sequence Farming will be held at Balala Station, west of Uralla on March 28th 2020 where Natural Sequence Farming expert Stuart Andrews will be present for a day of teaching and demonstrating the techniques.

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Empowering Our Communities Morning Tea Events

Funds: $16,460

Source: Primary Health Network (PHN) Hunder New England and Central Coast

We will run 8 community morning tea events across the region for drought affected landholders and community members between March 2020 and March 2021.

Watch future eNews for dates and locations.

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Armidale Urban Rivercare Group News

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Members and friends of Armidale Urban Rivercare Group are reminded that the group have decided to change their regular monthly working bee to the third Sunday of the month.

This is so members and friends can support the original Farmers Market that is now held at Saumarez Homestead on the second Sunday of each month and avoid a clash with our working bee.


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 Events

MaiaGrazing Annual Field Day 2020

DATE: Thursday, 27th February 2020
PRICE: $59 GST inc.
CATERING: Morning Tea and Lunch Provided
LOCATION: Wilmot – 10544 Armidale Rd, Hernani NSW

More information and registrations at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/grazing-in-extremes-our-reality-maiagrazing-annual-field-day-2020-tickets-83758512967


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Focus on Ferals Forum

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More information at https://snelandcare.org.au/event/focus-on-ferals-forum Register at www.stickytickets.com.au/0f9ye 

Save the date

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Tickets at www.stickytickets.com.au/xt1bd before 17th April 2020.

Funding and assistance

SpraySMART Chemical Accreditation Training

Level (AQF) 3 SpraySMART Chemical (Pesticide) Accreditation training will be run in the following locations and dates in our region:

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Special Disaster Grant - Bushfires $75,000

Eligible primary producers can claim up to a total of $75,000 per affected property to help with costs associated with immediate recovery activities needed to rebuild their primary production enterprises. To view the guidelines and apply, visit https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance/special-disaster-grant-bushfires. Applications must be submitted on or before 31 July 2020. 

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Red Cross Emergency Grants

If you’ve lost your home in a bushfire since July 2019, you can apply for an emergency grant of $5,000. Emergency grants are open across Australia to people whose primary place of residence has been destroyed or rendered uninhabitable as the result of bushfires from 1 July 2019 to 28 February 2020. Apply online here.

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Dept Human Services Disaster Recovery Financial Support

Two forms of Disaster Recovery are available through the (Australian) Department of Human Services.

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NAB Disaster Relief Funds

National Australia Bank customers who have lost homes this bushfire season and business and agriculture customers can immediately access $2,000 grants to help cover costs such as temporary accommodation, food and clothing and recovery and rebuilding efforts.

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Westpac Bushfire Fund

Westpac Group has established a $1.5 million Bushfire Fund, which will include $500,000 in grants to immediately support customers and employees whose properties have been destroyed or damaged. Grants of up to $2000 can be accessed to help cover temporary accommodation, food and clothing.

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CommBank Emergency Assistance Package

CommBank's Emergency Assistance Package is for customers and businesses affected by bushfires, floods and storms.

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ANZ Bushfire Relief Package

ANZ is providing a bushfire relief package for customers affected by bushfires across the nation.

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NSW Disaster Relief & Recovery Grants

NSW Government Disaster Relief Grants are available for eligible individuals and families whose homes and essential household contents have been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster. Contact the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on 1800 018 444 for more information, or https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/Pages/for-the-community/disaster-assistance/disaster-assistance-for-individuals.aspx

NSW Disaster Recovery grants of up to $15,000 are now available to primary producers, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in LGAs affected by the NSW bushfires that have occured from 31 August 2019. To find out if you are eligible view the LGAs affected and the Guidelines on the NSW Rural Assistance Authority website.

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