$32,000 to protect Noosa’s pristine environment

Two Noosa environmental groups will share $32,226 in Liberal and Nationals Government grants to ensure their community’s stunning natural environment is protected into the future.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien today announced Noosa Landcare and Noosa Integrated Catchment Association will receive the funding through the Communities Environment Program, part of a $22 million investment by the Morrison Government to deliver practical environmental projects across Australia.

“Noosa is world-famous for its incredible natural beauty, and this funding is helping these dedicated environmental groups to continue their excellent work protecting our precious, unique environment,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The Communities Environment Program is supporting our community and local groups to deliver real environmental and heritage benefits here in Wide Bay, and ensure our patch of paradise stays pristine into the future.”

Noosa and District Landcare Association will receive $19,266 for a revegetation project at the Sheppersen’s Lane Lookout, which is prime habitat for vulnerable native fauna such as koalas, Powerful Owls and Greater Gliders.

Noosa Integrated Catchment Association will receive $13,000 for the rehabilitation of Wallum Woodland, including rubbish removal, weeding and revegetation to create a wildlife linkage between the Girraween section of Noosa National Park, Sunshine Creek and the Sunshine Beach foreshore.

“I congratulate Phil Moran and his team at Noosa Landcare, and Justin and Jill Campbell and their Noosa Bush Beach and Creek Care team working through the Noosa Integrated Catchment Association, for the great work they are doing to restore native species and preserve natural habitat,” Mr O’Brien said.

The Communities Environment Program builds on the Coalition’s strong record of investing in grassroots environmental action through initiatives such as the $1 billion National Landcare Program and 20 Million Trees.

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Media Contacts:
For Mr O’Brien – Simon Kelly – 0418 824 779