Waitaki Biodiversity Fund

The fund application opens now till 14 May. The next run will be open from 1 July to 14 September.

What’s it for?

This $30,000 annual fund has been established to support landowners who are taking practical steps to protect and enhance indigenous biodiversity in the Waitaki District, principally on private land.

Priorities are:

  • Protection of native habitat through fencing and other measures.
  • Long term legal protection of native habitat through covenants (i.e. QEII).
  • Management of threats to biodiversity such as pest animals and weeds.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for funding a project should either:

  • Be protected by a formal covenant (i.e. QEII), OR:
  • Be recognised as a Significant Natural Area, OR:
  • Meet the Significant Natural Area criteria

If you are unsure whether you are eligible please contact the Biodiversity Coordinator for more information. You can contact them by email planning@waitaki.govt.nz, over the phone 03 433 0300 or by completing the Biodiversity enhancement enquiry form in the link below and return it to Council.