Improving drought resilience via farm dam restoration

The Farm Dam Restoration project, a community program restoring degraded farm dams aiming to improve drought resilience, natural wildlife and water quality, has been launched by Landcare Australia and the Coca‑Cola Australia Foundation (CCAF).

CCAF will provide a grant of $600,000 over three years to support Landcare Australia, a leading non-profit organisation, to regenerate farm dams across South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Landcare Australia will work with local communities to install infrastructure, including fencing and stock access points to revegetate degraded dams with native flora.  

Many farm dams across Australia are in poor condition, with many polluted and devoid of native vegetation. A recent study by the Australian National University has shown that when carefully managed, enhanced farm dams can help restore biodiversity by providing critical wetland habitats for native wildlife.