Three Important Environmental Groups Receives Funding

Three Important Environmental Groups Receives Funding

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Northern Territory Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Lauren Moss

Gunner Delivers For The Environment

Victor P Taffa

Chief Minister Michael Gunner and Minister for the Environment Lauren Moss today delivered on an election commitment, by guaranteeing funding for three of the Territory’s most important environmental groups.

“This funding will go a long way in providing certainty and stability for these important environmental organisations.” Chief Minister Michael Gunner said.

“In guaranteeing this funding, we are fulfilling a key election commitment.”

Environment Centre of the Northern Territory (ECNT) in Darwin and the Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) have both received letters confirming the Northern Territory Government will provide $100 000 worth of funding.

Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) will also receive $50 000 from the Government.

Chief Minister Gunner and Ms. Moss today visited ALEC and personally delivered the letter guaranteeing their $100, 000 in funding.

“Looking after the environment is of vital importance to Territorians. These organisations do incredibly important work in protecting what we value most.” Minister for Environment Lauren Moss said.

“The Gunner Government is committed to strong environmental reform and increased transparency and I am pleased that we are already fulfilling our environmental election commitments.”

NT Minister for Environment Lauren Moss

NT Minister for Environment Lauren Moss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All three of these organisations had their funding cut by the previous government, which had a detrimental effect on the environmental oversight within the Northern Territory.

This funding will provide these organisations with the ability to provide policy support to the Northern Territory Government and to advocate on behalf of Territorians and our unique environment.

Organisations such as these are vital to sustain the pristine and valuable environment that Territorians have to enjoy, as well as protecting the tourism, fisheries and agricultural industries.