Residents have the chance to change the face of their favourite fishing spots for the better. Goulburn MP Wendy Tuckerman announced on Thursday applications for Habitat Action Grants were open.
Mrs Tuckerman encouraged anglers in the 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 December 10."
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 www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/hag.
"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," Mrs Tuckerman said.
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 www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/habitat/rehabilitating/ahr-grants-program.