Website Search

Significant Natural Areas Fund

The aim of the SNA Fund is to assist and actively encourage landowners and members of the community to manage, protect and enhance significant native vegetation and significant habitats of native fauna.

The SNA fund is one method the Timaru District Plan uses to comply with Council’s statutory obligation under the Resource Management Act 1991 to protect significant indigenous vegetation and significant habitats of indigenous fauna.

The Significant Natural Areas Fund is a contestable fund and each application will be assessed on its merits on a case-by-case basis. Funding is only available for projects taking place on land within the boundaries of the Timaru District Council. The maximum total grant allocated under the scheme is $5,000 (excl GST). There is no minimum grant amount. SNA Fund applications must fall into one of the following categories to be eligible for funding:

  1. Preservation - Significant natural area preservation includes fencing off and permanently protecting ie covenanting, areas of significant native vegetation and significant habitats of native fauna.
  2. Management - Significant natural area management includes activities like plant and pest management in areas of significant native vegetation and significant habitats of native fauna.

SNA Fund applications are considered in the context of the criteria contained within the document titled ‘Significant Natural Areas Fund Criteria and Application Guidelines’.

Application to the fund is open and the closing date for applications in respect of the fund for the 2017/18 financial year will be 4 May 2018.

Applications for funding can be made by downloading the criteria and guidelines and application form and sending to the District Planning Manager, Timaru District Council, PO Box 522, Timaru, email enquiry@timdc.govt.nz.

Person Method Contact details
Duty Planner Phone 03 687 7271
  Email enquiry@timdc.govt.nz

Publish Date: 28 Mar 2014