National Landcare grants start to flow across South Coast
15 December 2015
Six local groups in Esperance, the Stirling Ranges, Wellstead, Gairdner, Esperance Mallee and Kendenup will share in $117,00 in grants under the National Landcare Programme.
Mr Wilson said the grants would provide farmers and community groups with up to $20,000 to establish trials or demonstration sites to improve soil health.
South Coast Natural Resource Management has committed to to invest over 20 per cent of its National Landcare Programme funding to help support local projects as well as other local community engagement activities.
“Over the coming months, South Coast Natural Resource Management will support local groups to carry out important trials to address some of the crucial environmental issues facing the region,” Mr Wilson said.
“South Coast Natural Resource Management has a proven track record in managing projects that consistently deliver good environmental outcomes in South Coast.”
“National Landcare Programme funding is supporting local landcare networks and other community-based groups to help restore local ecosystems and protect natural assets so the local community can enjoy the long-term benefit of a healthy and livable environment,” Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt said.
The Australian Government is investing $2 billion to help support better natural resource management across Australia. As part of this commitment $1 billion will be invested through the National Landcare Programme, including more than $450 million directed in regional funding through to Australia’s 56 natural resource management organisations.
For more information about the National Landcare Programme go to www.nrm.gov.au