Member for Tweed Geoff Provest has today congratulated Tweed Landcare and Fingal Head Coastcare on their successful applications for funding through the NSW Environmental Trust’s Restoration and Rehabilitation program.
Mr Provest said a NSW Environmental Trust grant of $100,000 would help Tweed Landcare continue their work with filling the biodiversity gaps connecting Tweed Coast to Border Ranges – Stage 6 project and Fingal Head Coastcare has been allocated $79,962 to continue their work restoring and protecting Fingal Headland Themeda Grasslands and significant bird habitats.
Fingal Head Coastcare is working in conjunction with the Tweed Byron Aboriginal Land Council to ensure the protection and preservation of the cultural heritage of the area.
Grants of up to $100,000 were awarded to 35 organisations across NSW, totalling of $3.17m in Restoration and Rehabilitation for 2019-20.
NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean said the annual Environmental Trust’s Restoration and Rehabilitation grants program aims to achieve long-term benefits for the NSW environment through supporting local on-ground projects.
“The program seeks to support a range of organisations to improve and protect local ecosystems and environmental assets, and build partnerships and environmental expertise within their communities,” Mr Kean said.
“This is another example of how environmental management can help stimulate the economy throughout NSW. Congratulations to all grantees.”
The Environmental Trust has funded this program for nearly 30 years. Learn more at https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/funding-and-support/nsw-environmental-trust/grants-available/environmental-restoration-and-rehabilitation