Locals have the chance to change the face of their favourite fishing spots for the better, with Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today announcing applications for the Habitat Action Grants were now open.

Mrs Tuckerman encouraged anglers in the Goulburn electorate to submit their ideas today.

“The Habitat Action Grants program is always immensely popular with great opportunities to improve local fishing environments,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“Previously we’ve seen the improvement of waterways through revegetation with native plants, the reintroduction of lost woody habitat into rivers and estuaries for fish, and more.

“I encourage all recreational fishing groups, Landcare organisations, high schools and local councils in the region to take advantage of this fantastic funding opportunity and get their applications in before Friday, 10 December.”

Habitat Action Grants are funded from the Recreational Fishing Trusts, where all funds raised by the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee are placed, to apply for this round groups should visit

“The best thing about these grants is they are ideas conceived by and led by locals, for the local area, and we get to see fishing licence fees being put to good use – this is their money being reinvested into projects in the region.

Since 2008, the Recreational Fishing Trusts have invested more than $7.5 million into the Habitat Action Grants program throughout NSW. To find out more visit