Council regularly seeks additional funding to implement environmental initiatives across the region. Current grants include:
- 2021: Feral Cat Project
Title: Feral Cat movement ecology in the Southern Downs region. This project aims to trap and remove a large number of feral cats whilst gathering sound information on the distances feral cats will travel, the diseases they carry, their diet and their capacity to breed and survive.
- 2020 Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing Grant
The Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) has been fortunate to secure funding through the Australian Government's Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought Program, Round 1, to pass on to landholders to construct exclusion fencing to minimise the impact of wild dogs on the sheep and wool industry. Applications for this project have now closed.