Hon Judi Moylan

Australian Government approves funding through NAP and NHT for South West

Funding of $15.4 million has recently been approved by the Australian and State Governments for the South West Catchments Council. The Australian Government announced a component of $5,615,600, which is part of a total of $11,231,200 from the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality and $4,214,800 from the Natural Heritage Trust for investments in the South West region based on the South West Catchments Council Investment Plan. Several individual projects will help enhance and protect the South West environment as part of the group’s South West Investment Plan 2005-06. Projects will look at areas such as water quality, water use, biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, land use, coastal management, caring for our coasts, cultural aspects and monitoring of programs and evaluation. “Keeping our environment healthy for the future is paramount,” according to Member for Pearce Judi Moylan. “Everything we do impacts on the environment and the more we can do to protect it from degradation the better.” The total $15.4 million funding package was announced in August by Australian Minister for the Environment, Senator The Hon Ian Campbell, and Western Australian Ministers for Agriculture, The Hon Kim Chance, and the Environment, The Hon Dr Judy Edwards. “I welcome the Australian Government’s commitment to this project which will benefit some of the southern areas in Pearce.”

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