Improving the health of roadside reserves and working to reduce the risk of erosion during extreme weather events will be the focus of two projects to be undertaken by Cambooya Landcare this year.
Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined representatives of Cambooya Landcare today to announce nearly $40,000 in funding towards two projects from the Coalition Government’s Communities Environment Program (CEP).
Dr McVeigh said the CEP was supporting community-based environmental groups with a range of important on-ground activities in the region to benefit the local environment.
“Cambooya Landcare has been successful in attracting $20,000 towards a project to enhance roadside reserves in the district and a further $19,780 towards extensive work to protect land that is at risk of serious erosion,” he said.
“Activities will include work such as fencing, revegetating, widening of roadside reserves, developing suitable management plans, ongoing monitoring and providing ongoing education to local landholders,” he said.
Dr McVeigh said the Morrison Government was investing more than $22 million in the CEP to support environmental projects across Australia, with grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000.
A broad range of organisations were eligible to apply, including local community clubs, not-for-profit organisations, landcare groups and schools.
“I was very pleased with the quality of applications received from our local community and environmental organisations, and their enthusiasm to undertake practical environmental projects,” he said.
“Local projects will help to make the region cleaner and greener for future generations, and I look forward seeing positive on-ground environmental outcomes delivered by these projects in the future.
“I thank Southern Queensland Landscapes, our local independent natural resource management body, for their assistance in considering the applications and I look forward to announcing other successful projects in the near future.”
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