- $881,000 for 29 community natural resource management projects in Perth
The State Government has today announced $881,000 towards local protection and improvement of natural assets across the Perth metropolitan region.
A total of 29 community projects have been funded through the State Natural Resource Management Program's Community Action Grants.
Grant projects include:
- Protecting critically endangered western swamp tortoise habitats;
- Reducing the impact of feral foxes on native fauna across seven local councils in Perth's south-west;
- Educating the community in the biodiversity of Bush Forever Site 325 and Marmion Marine Park;
- The restoration of Bull Creek catchment, Booragoon and Blue Gum Lake, Canning River foreshore and Jane Brook foreshore reserve; and
- Revegetation and environmental workshops for the habitat corridor between the Beeliar Wetlands and the Indian Ocean.
Schools, not-for-profit organisations, local government and environmental conservation groups have been successful in receiving funding support of up to $55,000 as part of the 2017-18 Community Action Grants round.
State Government support for these Perth-based projects will be complemented by $1.5 million worth of cash and in-kind effort from the participating groups and their partners.
The State Government has also allocated $3.5 million towards local community projects in rural and regional Western Australia.
The full list of funded projects is available at http://www.nrm.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"These Community Action Grants support local decision-making on what are priority resource management issues for their area, helping Perth communities to drive important environmental projects.
"Perth's environment, whether it be our waterways, wildlife sanctuaries, bushland or our coastline, is benefiting from the commitment and drive of these groups which this grant program supports."
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:
"The funding of these community projects will help ensure Perth's natural assets continue to provide opportunities for community use and enjoyment.
"WA is home to outstanding tourism ventures attracting international, interstate and local visitors and this is something that all Western Australians can be proud of.
"The McGowan Labor Government is committed to protecting our waterways for the enjoyment of all Western Australians."
Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:
"Perth is synonymous with beautiful waterways that draw in tourism, business and recreational activities.
"By providing these grants, we are ensuring the ongoing protection of our waterways so that these activities can continue for generations to come."
Agriculture and Food Minister's office - 6552 6200
Environment Minister's office - 6552 5800
Water Minister's office - 6552 6100