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Bushfire funds for fence upgrades to exclude wild dogs

The Victorian Government will help bushfire-affected producers bordering National Parks, State Parks and State forests to repair and upgrade boundary fences to better than a standard fence and more able to exclude pests such as wild dogs.

The Government will pay half the cost of these boundary fence upgrades, up to $5000/km and will continue to pay 100% of the restoration costs of fences damaged on private land as a result of machinery used by fire agencies to control bushfires, or fire agency staff cutting through fences to allow access for suppression efforts.

A dedicated fencing coordinator in the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning will help landowners decide what option will suit them and arrange payment.

An assessment must be done before works are undertaken or any payments can be made.

Landholders will pay labour costs and half the cost of materials.

For further information Landholders can contact Bushfire Recovery Victoria on 1800 560 760 or visit https://www.vic.gov.au/businesses-farmers-and-organisations-bushfire-recovery

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