$336,719 FOR PEARCE COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT PROJECTS
Posted on Wednesday, 18 October 2006
Pearce communities will share in more that $336,719 for 28 on-ground projects to protect the local environment and improve sustainable farming practices.
The funding provided by the Australian Government Envirofund, was welcomed today by the Member for Pearce, Hon Judi Moylan MP.
Mrs Moylan said the Envirofund supports local people and community groups in taking action to conserve the region’s unique environment and improve sustainable farming practices, with a wide range of projects funded.
“The latest round of Envirofund projects will support a wide variety of projects that will benefit our land, bush, rivers as well as our local farmers.
“It’s great to see so many local people and community groups involved in Envirofund projects and I thank them for their dedication and commitment to protecting and conserving our environment for future generations.
“I encourage all Australians to apply for an Envirofund grant and help make a difference to their local environment,” said Mrs Moylan.
Envirofund is the community component of the Australian Government’s $3 billion Natural Heritage Trust. Individuals and groups can apply for grants of up to $50,000 for local projects such as planting native plants, fencing to protect native bushland, skill and knowledge building activities, and trials of new techniques for sustainable farming, forestry or fishing.
Applicants are required to contribute matching funds to the project in the form of cash or in-kind services such as labour.
Applications for funding of local environment projects through Envirofund Round 9 will open in early 2007. Exact dates and details will be advertised on the Envirofund website: www.nht.gov.au/envirofund.