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Cobb Mitigation Fund

ABOUT THE FUND

The Cobb Mitigation Fund (CMF) funds environmental initiatives which benefit the Cobb and Takaka Valley Catchment area (including Waikoropupu Springs) and wetland and riparian enhancement projects within Golden Bay.

The CMF was established by Cobb Power Ltd (since transferred to Trust Power) to protect and enhance the freshwater environment as part of mitigation for existing effects of the Cobb Power scheme identified at the time of consent reapplication.

Project Mohua manages the application process on behalf of the Tasman Environmental Trust (TET) as the fund administrator. Applications for funding are welcomed from individuals and community groups, as well as other organisations.

Six year old lowland forest restoration plantings at Paines Ford
Six year old lowland forest restoration plantings at Paines Ford

WHICH PROJECTS ARE FUNDED?

An amazing variety of projects have been funded to date with more recent projects including:

  • Restoration planting within the Paines Ford Scenic Reserve, Oxbow and adjacent sites by projects managed by Keep Golden Bay Beautiful, Golden Bay Forest and Bird, Kahu Land Trust and Department of Conservation
  • Amenity and restoration planting of the Paines Ford to East Takaka Cycleway by the Golden Bay Cycle and Walkways Society
  • Weed assessment and control work in the lower and mid Takaka Valleys, willow control in the Motupipi catchment and Oxbow at Paines Ford undertaken by Project De-Vine Environmental Trust
  • Subsidised riparian native plants for Golden Bay landowners through Project Mohua's Stream Care subsidy.
  • Riparian plantings as part of the Farming 2030 initiative
  • Delivery of the Whitebait Connection Programme by Tasman Bay Guardians to Golden Bay Primary Schools.

HOW TO APPLY

For further information, or to apply, download a copy of the guidelines and application form.

The closing dates for CMF applications are the 31st March and 30th Sept.

NB: If you are a Golden Bay landowner and are looking for funding to help with riparian and wetland plantings the Golden Bay Stream Care plant subsidy should be applied to .

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