Grant rates & payment schedule

A table showing the grant rates and payment schedule for the Erosion Control Funding Programme.


Effective for new grant approvals after 1 December 2016

 

Treatment

Recommended stems per
hectare*
Grant rates          Stage 1:
Contract and order placement
Stage 2:
Planting or fencing completed       
Stage 3:
Establishment   
Stage 4:
Maintenance (5 to 8 years after establishment)

Final Stocking

(Year 15)

Planted Treatments # *

  $1,500/ha 50% payment upon contract signing and proof of order 30% payment upon proof of payment/work completed 0% payment.
Inspection and assessment of planting/fencing completed
20% of remaining grant at final thinning – about year 8 (final thinning can occur when mean tree height is 5m).

300 stems/ha

(when mean tree height is 15m or more)

Radiata pine 1,250*
Douglas Fir 1,500*
Eucalyptus, Redwood 1,250*

Mānuka # *

1,500*

$1,500/ha 50% payment upon contract signing and proof of order 30% payment upon proof of payment/work completed 0% payment.
Inspection and assessment of planting/fencing completed
20% of remaining grant at year 5 (1,000–1,250 stems/ha).

800–1000 stems/ha

Other planted Indigenous forestry At MPI discretion
Indigenous Reversion # Not applicable $1,500/ha 50% payment upon contract signing and proof of order 30% payment upon proof of payment/work completed 0% payment.
Inspection and assessment of planting/fencing completed
20% of remaining grant at year 5. Closed canopy cover (at MPI discretion)

Space-planted poplars

and willows poles or wands

Variable
(25–100 poles/ha)

$26/3m A poles (cattle)

$16/2–2.5m B poles (sheep)

50% payment upon contract signing and proof of order 30% payment upon proof of payment/work completed 0% payment.
Inspection and assessment of planting/fencing completed
20% of the total grant at year 5. As per original establishment plan

# Forestry, mānuka and reversion treatments within the catchments of high-priority gullies over 2 hectares in size will also qualify for a further top-up of $500/ha.

* The stems per hectare for forestry treatments recommended above is higher than the Minimum Established Stocking Rate against which full grant payment is made.  This higher planting rate recognises that some seedling mortality is inevitable in the first year following planting.

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