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Funding local environmental projects

Published: Tuesday, 27 February 2018

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The Coalition Government is helping community and landcare groups restore local environments through local projects that also contribute to our national environmental priorities.

Applications are now open for groups to share in $5 million worth of grants, available under the National Landcare Program.

“I encourage community, landcare, environmental and other natural resource management groups to take advantage of this opportunity, tackle local issues and contribute to protecting our extraordinary environment,” Minister Frydenberg said.

“Activities can range from invasive pest and weed management, revegetation, erosion control and threatened species conservation to community engagement and Indigenous land and sea planning.

“The program complements the $450 million we’re already investing over five years to deliver national environmental priorities at both a regional and local level.”

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud said the grants would harness community support in dealing with invasive pests and weeds.

“Not all pests and weeds are found on farmland, public lands can be a breeding ground for them,” Minister Littleproud said.

“We want to control the problem at the source and stop the spread to neighbouring farmland.”

Applications close on 19 March. One-off grants between $5000 and $50,000 are available.

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