Western Australia Minister for Environment Donna Faragher
$1.53 Million For Community Environment And Conservation Grants
Victor P Taffa
The State Government today announced $1.53 Million in funding for Community Environmental and Conservation groups and individuals throughout Western Australia.
The funding is the second round of the Liberal-National Government’s four-year $6 Million Environmental Community Grants Program.
“The grants recognise the enormous contributions made by community-based organisations in protecting the State’s environment and conserving the nature of WA.” Environment Minister Donna Faragher said.
“Almost 250 applications were received this year and, of those, 139 projects have been funded. This brings the number of projects funded under the program to 269.”
“This year, I was very pleased that many new groups and individuals who did not apply for a grant in 2009 were successful in obtaining funding. Mrs. Faragher said.
“This demonstrates how valuable the grants program is for the State’s community and not-for-profit organisations, private landowners and local governments.”
The grants included:
- $30,000 for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy to secure the future for woylies at Karakamia through feral predator exclusion fencing;
- $28,200 for research into snubfin dolphins in Roebuck Bay;
- $28,300 to the Friends of Paganoni Swamp to improve the status of the population of brush-tailed phascogales in the reserve and control weed infestations;
- $20,000 to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group for an environmental and conservation public education project;
- $19,550 for Greening Australia to evaluate direct seeding results in GondwanaLink sites to assist in future direct seeding projects.