Funding approved for environment groups

Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

Funding has been approved to help a range of volunteer groups continue their important work of protecting the Sunshine Coast environment, Federal Member for Fairfax Clive Palmer announced today.

Mr Palmer said he was very pleased to announce that a total of $10,000 had been made available to Maroochy Waterwatch ($2,500), Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group ($2,500) and the Australian Association for Environment Education ($5,000).

“This funding will allow these hardworking groups continue their important work of protecting the environment and promoting environmental sustainability so the beautiful natural attributes of our region can be enjoyed by future generations,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“These groups are making valuable contributions towards protecting and conserving our environment and promoting a sustainable future for Australia,’’ he said.

Mr Palmer said the grants would assist with a range of activities including funding for staff and volunteer training, rental office accommodation and the purchase of equipment.

The funds were made available under the Government’s Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations Programme.