Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Medical Research; Volunteering

    Help for communities to tackle litter in Keep Australia Beautiful Week

    21/08/2020 11:05 AM
    • $59,000 to reduce litter in local communities
    • Funding grants mark the start of Keep Australia Beautiful Week

    Community groups in Western Australia will share in more than $59,000 as part of Keep Australia Beautiful Council's (KABC) Community Litter Grant scheme.


    Environment Minister Stephen Dawson announced the grants at the start of Keep Australia Beautiful Week for 19 organisations to tackle litter problems in their local communities.


    Grant recipients will use the funding for a range of sustainable projects, including beach clean-ups, education campaigns, reducing single-use plastics and cigarette butt litter.


    Local governments, community groups, small to medium sized enterprises and schools are eligible to apply for KABC's community litter grants, which are awarded annually.


    Keep Australia Beautiful Week, from August 17-23, is to raise awareness about the simple things we can do every day to reduce our impact on the environment and encourage action.


    Communities and individuals can get involved in preventing and cleaning up litter through Keep Australia Beautiful WA programs, including Adopt-a-Spot, Tidy Towns, Clean Schools, Community Clean-ups and by becoming a litter reporter. Go to http://www.kabc.wa.gov.au for more information.


    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:


    "These Keep Australia Beautiful Council grants support community projects to reduce litter and change littering behaviour in our beautiful State.


    "This year's successful projects are a diverse collection of ideas and projects to involve people at a community level to adopt anti-litter strategies.


    "Encouraging communities to come up with their own ideas to prevent and clean up litter will result in cleaner and healthier local environments."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800


    List of successful recipients is available here: https://www.kabc.wa.gov.au/resources/community-litter-grants/recipients