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Cell fencing funds to protect stock from wild dogs

Applications open today (September 29) for a new grant funding program which will support pastoral groups to build exclusion fencing to keep out wild dogs.

Pastoral groups will be able to apply for grants, up to $4 million in total, for the construction of wild dog exclusion cell fences around multiple pastoral leases in the rangelands to help protect sheep and goats.

The funds will be granted to up to three successful applicants and contribute up to 50 per cent towards the cost of fence construction. Successful applicants will commit to ongoing maintenance of the fence and wild dog management within the cell.

The Rangelands Cell Fencing Program is co-funded by the State Government through Royalties for Regions, and the Australian Government.

Further details of the two-year funding program will be available at http://www.agric.wa.gov.au