Barnett Govt Provides $2.7 Million In Natural Resource Management Grants

Barnett Govt Provides $2.7 Million In Natural Resource Management Grants

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Ken Baston

Western Australia Minister for Environment Albert Jacob

Western Australia Minister for Water Mia Davies

Big Boost For Community Conservation

Victor P Taffa

  • ?$2.7 Million committed to natural resource management
  • Funding supports 98 community projects throughout WA

The Barnett Western Australia State Government today provided almost $2.7 Million in Natural Resource Management grants to 98 community projects in Western Australia.

 

 

 

 

Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston said the projects would conserve and restore unique eco-systems throughout the State.

“Without these grants important environmental work would often not occur, especially in remote regions.” Mr. Baston said.

“In addition to Government funding, project groups will contribute more than $5 Million in their own funds and effort.”

Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the grants were an important funding source for environmental community groups, many of which worked collaboratively with the Department of Parks and Wildlife in delivering conservation outcomes.

WA Minister for Environment Albert Jacob

WA Minister for Environment Albert Jacob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Three of the projects involve eradicating a feral pig population on the Gascoyne River, helping Albany Regional Herbarium Collection volunteers identify and collect targeted conservation species, and the rehabilitation of peat swamps in the Walpole wilderness.” Mr. Jacob said.

“Such projects will contribute to the conservation and improved management of our State’s extraordinarily diverse plants, animals and ecological communities.”

Water Minister Mia Davies said the grants supported important revegetation and river protection works carried out by volunteers.

WA Minister for Water Mia Davies

WA Minister for Water Mia Davies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This funding gives local community member the resources they need to help protect and restore our river and wetland environments.” Ms. Davies said.

Since October 2010, the State Government has made funds available annually, targeting on-ground community action to encourage continued involvement of generous West Australians prepared to volunteer to enhance and maintain our natural resources.

Fact File

  • The funding has helped more than 220 community groups and organisations, industry groups, local governments, schools and State Government agencies