Image: Community projects such as saving the marron in the Harvey River have been funded under the State’s Community Capability Grants
Local community groups have welcomed the announcement that $490,000 has been secured to fund environmental projects across the Peel-Harvey Region. The funding has been provided through the State Government’s NRM Community Capability Grants program with $8.1 million for 61 projects across WA.
The funds will provide much needed support for five community projects that focus on protecting the region’s natural assets. The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council secured funding for three projects and Landcare SJ and the Harvey River Restoration Taskforce, secured funding for a project apiece.
The PHCC’s funding will provide a part-time Landcare officer in the Hotham-Williams, enable support for fire recovery in the Waroona area and enable implementation of priority recommendations of our People and Wetlands Plan.
The Harvey River Restoration Taskforce’s (HRRT) project aims to help save marron in the Harvey River and the Landcare SJ funding will assist to employ a part time officer to update geographical information systems and assist in monitoring and evaluation of projects, including their renowned cockatube project.
A new initiative that will be delivered by the PHCC in partnership with community will provide assistance in natural resource management (NRM) in the fire-affected Waroona and Harvey areas.
This fire recovery project will provide a part time officer to work with community members in the Waroona district on projects, workshops and field days to help recovery and management of the impacts to natural areas and farmland that were affected by the fires.
“This is an excellent boost to community Landcare in the Peel-Harvey. We are very excited about the new funding for the PHCC and our Landcare partners HRRT and Landcare SJ,” said PHCC Chairman Andy Gulliver.
Mr Gulliver said the team at PHCC looked forward to implementing the projects which will be delivered in collaboration with local Landcare organisations such as Landcare SJ and Harvey River Restoration Taskforce and members of the broader community.
View the PGF here
PEEL-HARVEY CATCHMENT GRANTS:
Harvey River Restoration Taskforce – Saving the Marron in the Harvey River – $100,000
Landcare Serpentine Jarrahdale Inc. – Measuring NRM successes in Serpentine-Jarrahdale – $60,000
Peel-Harvey Catchment Council Building community NRM capacity in Hotham Williams – $100,000
Peel-Harvey Catchment Council Supporting people for wetland wise use in the Peel-Harvey – $110,000
Peel-Harvey Catchment Council Waroona NRM and fire recovery support – $120,000
Media Contact: Jane O’Malley, Chief Executive Officer, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, Jane.Omalley@peel-harvey.org.au, (08) 6369 8800
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