South-West NRM chair Mark O'Brien with Scott Sargood and Allan Cann.
South-West NRM chair Mark O'Brien with Scott Sargood and Allan Cann.

Speedy installation of South-West's cluster fencing

WORKS on the cluster fencing project in south-west Queensland are expected to be finished by the end of the year.

South-west Natural Resource Management (NRM) chair Mark O'Brien has recently inspected the fencing works of the Wellwater Cluster and said he was pleased with the efforts.

"South-west NRM is proud of how quickly we have delivered the roll out of this project and put the money into fences,” he said.

In May 2015, Minister Barnaby Joyce announced a proposed allocation of $10 million to add to the Queensland Government's ongoing support for cluster fencing.

The money was predominately for the sheep regions of south and central-western Queensland and was warmly welcomed.

In June this year, the minister agreed with a proposed model of distribution for the funds which was increased by $6 million from the Queensland State Government.

Cluster members, Scott Sargood and Allan Cann joined Mr O'Brien for the inspection and reported a significant portion of the fence is now up.

The full job is expected to be completed by Christmas and this has been in spite of some very welcome rain in the area.

"A very speedy and positive outcome thanks to great collaboration between the cluster and Jon Grant, the south-west NRM CAM Phase 2 manager,” said Mr O'Brien.

For more information, visit the NRM's website at www.nrm.gov.au.


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