Council may fund animal groups
A TWEED Shire Council policy proposal could see licensed not-for-profit animal welfare groups allocated funding each financial year as part of the council budget.
Base line funding for groups providing care and rehabilitation to one species of injured native wildlife could begin at $2500 per annum and rise to a maximum of $5000 per annum to groups licensed to provide services to more than one native species.
While the proposal doesn't set an exact annual figure, it would provide a platform for the consideration of funding each year.
The council has put the proposal up for public exhibition.
Council manager of corporate governance Neil Baldwin said the policy had so far only attracted one submission.
"We're only received one submission and it's positive," Mr Baldwin said.
"I don't imagine there'll be a lot of negativity towards this."