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From your Federal Member for Ryan: Julian Simmonds MP

Julian with his son Theo recently at National Tree Day.

New grants to protect and enhance our local environment

As the Federal Member for Ryan, I’m listening to the community and working to deliver better roads, schools, healthcare and important local services. I’ve got a practical plan for our area that includes protecting our local lifestyle and environment.

Not only are we investing in local conservation and restoration projects, we are cleaning up rivers and catchments, clearing weeds, protecting wildlife, and fighting pests and feral species in the process. We are also improving parks and reserves. By directly supporting the volunteer groups that do so much of the works, I know local communities get the best outcomes.

The new Morrison Government program that has been launched will assist our local community to strengthen and foster the environment with new project grants. The grants will assist in small, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities.

Under the Communities Environment Program, the grants will provide up to $150,000 for the Ryan Electorate in 2019-20 for up to 20 projects. Grants will range from $2,500 to $20,000 per project.

The Communities Environment Program is about backing and empowering the local community to deliver environmental outcomes.

We have some incredible groups in our community, dedicated to restoring our local creeks, bushland and protecting local habitats. The grants will provide further opportunities for them to continue the work they do.

The Communities Environment Program will play a key role alongside the Morrison Government’s commitments to the Environment Restoration fund, Landcare and Waste and Recycling initiatives.

I encourage all community environmental groups, conservation volunteers and local residents who are passionate about cleaning local waterways, protecting local habitat areas, planting trees and reducing litter to get in touch with me by email Julian.Simmonds.MP@aph.gov.au or call (07) 3378 1599.

Applications for the Communities Environment Program close on 10th October 2019.

If you’ve got a project I can help with, get in touch!


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