Big bickies for nature conservation projects

johnboy 9 August 2013

Simon Corbell has announced $6 million in nature conservation activities:

The ACT Government will receive almost $6 million over five years to fund community-run natural resource management projects, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, announced today.

“The Australian Government announced a total of $450 million in funding for natural resource management initiatives late last week, of which the ACT Government received $6 million,” Mr Corbell said.

“The funding aims to build an environment that is healthier, better protected, well–managed and resilient, whilealso ensuring our farming practices are sustainable.”

The funding will be allocated to local groups, including the Molonglo, Ginninderra and Southern ACT Catchment groups, and Greening Australia ACT region, who will deliver a range of projects to protect and improve the environment.

The Regional Landcare Facilitator will continue to support rural landholders, and funding will be provided for innovative sustainable farming projects.

A key activity will be to increase the participation of Canberra’s indigenous community in the management of our local natural resources.

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