Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Minister for Environment; Climate Action; Commerce

    Funding available for environmental employment opportunities

    28/04/2021 12:15 PM
     
    • Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund grant applications are now open
    • Grants are under the $60.3 million Green Jobs Plan and support environmental projects in areas where employment has been most affected by COVID-19   

    Applications are now open for Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund (ERRF) grants under the McGowan Government's Green Jobs Plan.

     

    Not-for-profit organisations, Aboriginal organisations, and local government authorities across Western Australia are invited to apply for funding for on-ground works such as fencing, weeding, seeding and planting.

     

    The aim is to create employment opportunities while achieving habitat restoration and protection of existing vegetation in areas of intensive land use, where employment has been most affected by COVID-19 and where the strategic delivery of biodiversity offset projects can be achieved.

     

    Successful projects will also help establish and maintain biodiversity values impacted by past clearing.

     

    The ERRF grants, totalling $1.7 million, are part of the $60.3 million Green Jobs Plan, and target projects that provide employment and environmental benefits across the State.

     

    The Green Jobs Plan will create more than 1,000 conservation jobs in Western Australia and is part of the McGowan Government's WA Recovery Plan.

     

    For information on the Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund, including how to apply for grants, visit https://www.wa.gov.au

     

    The grants are now open and close on June 21, 2021.

     

    Comments attributed to Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:

     

    "This is an ideal opportunity for organisations to apply for funding to rehabilitate the environment while creating meaningful and rewarding jobs in their local communities.

     

    "I encourage not-for-profit organisations, Aboriginal organisations, and local government authorities to discuss local projects in their areas that could benefit from the funding and apply before June 21."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5900