20 Environmental Projects Receive Funding
July 21, 2015
Terrain Announces Successful Applicants of Wet Tropics Community NRM Grants
Terrain NRM is providing project grants to 19 Community Groups across the Wet Tropics for 20 projects supporting grass roots action to improve the region’s environment.
The funding for the grants ($501, 581) is being made available through Terrain NRM as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
The projects being funded include improvement of wildlife corridors at Mission Beach, Gordonvale and the Tablelands, tree planting at Freshwater Creek in Cairns and rainforest regeneration in Mossman.
Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the Federal Government was focused on ensuring that funding was invested at a local level, to deliver real results, by on-the-ground organisations.
“These community-based groups will use the National Landcare Programme funding to help restore local ecosystems and protect natural assets so that Far Northerners can enjoy the long-term benefit of a healthy and liveable environment,” he said.
Terrain’s CEO Carole Sweatman said the community based assessment panel were impressed with the quality and diversity of the applications received, which included activities such as revegetation, weed management, waterways improvement and community awareness raising.
“Terrain works closely with the community across the Wet Tropics and funding on-ground environmental projects such as these supports local priorities for long term improvement. The fantastic network of organisations across the Wet Tropics really deliver excellent projects,” she said.
Lisa O’Mara from Treeforce, one of the groups awarded a grant in Cairns, said she was delighted that they would be able to continue and build upon their work along Freshwater Creek.
“It’s great that Terrain is reaching out to community groups in this way and supporting important environmental projects,” she said.
Wet Tropics Community NRM Grants: Summary of Successful Projects
NB: projects are up to 3 years in duration.
|Community Group Name||Project Title||Budget||Location||Project no.|
|Treeforce Association Inc.||Treeforce - Trees for The Cairns Environment - Freshwater Creek, Redlynch||29,821||Cairns||46|
|Mulgrave Landcare||Upper Hemming’s Creek - Connecting Corridors and Community in Gordonvale – Stage 2 & 3||29,805||
|Choorechillum Ngadjon Jii PBC||Choorechillum Ngadjon-Jii Cultural and Heritage Landcare management -Terrain Collaborative Project to Educate and Care for Country||34,750||Atherton Tablelands||8|
|Conservation Volunteers Australia||Southern Atherton Tablelands Improve and extend corridor connectivity forest patches||29,172||Atherton Tablelands||18|
|Johnstone Region Landcare Group Inc||Reinstate wetlands at Backyard Blitz site as part of an NRM educational facility.||14,410||Innisfail||48|
|Mission Beach State School P&C||Continuing the Mission Beach School Wetlands Restoration and Education Programme||29,110||Mission Beach||26|
|Barron Catchment Care||Upper Spring Creek Catchment Scoping Study||16,500||Atherton Tablelands||14|
|TREAT||Peterson Creek Wildlife Corridor Continuation & Enhancement||29,700||Atherton Tablelands||1|
|Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation||Smith's Gap/ Maria Ck Wildlife Corridor Rehabilitation||27,250||Mission Beach||54|
|Kuranda Envirocare||Yellow Crazy Ant Community Taskforce Eradication Program Kuranda||34,760||Kuranda||13|
|Johnstone Ecological Society Inc||Bulguru Wetlands||4,920||Johnstone Catchment||49|
|Barron Catchment Care||Building Mabi Resilience||29,975||Atherton Tablelands||12|
|NightWings Rainforest Centre||NightWings Rainforest Centre – Rainforest Regeneration - Stage 1||30,000||Mossman||21|
|Whyanbeel community group||Whyanbeel Creek remediation||42,800||Mossman||52|
|Mission Beach Cassowaries Inc||Website and free booklet promoting nature based tourism at Mission Beach||5,577||Mission Beach||40|
|TKMG||Wildlife in Virtual Reality - a New Way to Educate and Engage||5,500||Atherton Tablelands||44|
|An additional 4 projects have been given approval in principle, pending more information and discussions||107,531||To be confirmed|
Total Grant allocation