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    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection
    The Honourable Andrew Powell

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    $3.4 million for Queensland grass-roots environment projects

    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection
    The Honourable Andrew Powell

    Thursday, September 26, 2013

    $3.4 million for Queensland grass-roots environment projects

    The Newman Government has given a helping hand to dozens of grass-roots environmental organisations for projects that improve their local area.

    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell today announced round two recipients of Everyone’s Environment grants which will help tackle environmental degradation.

    “After an overwhelming response from dedicated community groups, 83 projects across the state will share in $3.4 million,” Mr Powell said.

    “Projects including getting rid of feral pigs in Cuttaburra, improving the Whitsunday wetlands, monitoring impacts from the floods in central Queensland and enhancing creeks and waterways in south east Queensland.

    “The Newman Government is looking forward to seeing real results on the ground courtesy of these grants, which will help dozens of organisations get environmental projects up and running for the benefit of local communities.”

    A total of 119 applications were lodged for round two funding, and applications for round three of the Everyone’s Environment grants program will open in 2014.

    In coming weeks, an extension of the grants will be announced to include heritage projects across Queensland.

    The program will help eligible owners and community groups carry out projects that support conservation, heritage interpretation, education and tourism opportunities for Queensland state heritage places.

    More information about the Everyone’s Environment program is available at




    Cambooya Landcare Association Inc.

    Enhancing drought-resistant koala habitat on the Eastern Darling Downs





    Emu Creek Catchment Landcare Group inc

    Enhancing the sustainability of the native pasture ecosystem in Emu Creek Catchment by control of invasive weeds


    Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network (GMAN)

    Koala Food Tree Project


    Keppel Islands Conservation Community Inc.

    Community in action: cleaning up Keppel Bay after the 2011 floods to support emerging marine based tourism


    Condamine Catchment Management Assn Inc

    Improving knowledge of water quality across Condamine Catchment


    Brisbane Catchments Network (BCN)

    Brisbane River Restoration Project Stage 3 - Colmslie Beach Reserve Restoration


    Osprey House Environmental Centre Management Committee

    Pine Rivers Wetland Reserve Revegetation Project


    Charleville Rotary Club

    Ward River Waterhole enhancement


    Ironside Bushcare Group - Habitat Brisbane

    Large Weed Tree Removal and replacement planting


    Cattle Creek Landcare Group

    Cattle Creek tree planting


    Burnett Catchment Care Association Inc.

    Following the Flood: Identifying sources of environment contaminants in the North Burnett sub catchments post Cyclone Oswald


    Desert Uplands Build-up and Development Strategy Committee

    Upper Lake Eyre Strategic Riparian Project


    Myall Park Botanic Garden Ltd

    Eradication of the weed Mother of Millions


    Barung Landcare Association Inc.

    Gardens for Wildlife


    Canungra Sports and Recreation Grounds Inc

    Canungra SRG Creek Restoration Project


    Millmerran Landcare Group

    Enriching Our River


    Tinaroo Environmental Education Centre

    Eradicating weeds from Black Gully Southbank


    St Peter Chanel Primary School Parents & Friends Association

    Settlers Gully Project


    Pomona State School Parents and Citizens Association

    Pomona Environmental Walk


    Ramsay Primary P&C Association

    Ramsay School Bushland Revitalisation


    Southport High P&C

    Revegetation and Restoration of Loders Creek


    Hopevale Congress Aboriginal Corporation

    Cape Bedford targeted rubbish, erosion and weeds project


    Anglican sailing adventures in life skills

    Buderim Native Forests Preservation Project


    Hilder Road State School Parents and Citizens Association

    Kids By The Creek


    WetlandCare Australia

    Restoring habitat and improving the resilience of Godwin Beach


    The Scout Association Of Australia Queensland Branch Inc Indooroopilly Scout Group

    Indooroopilly Scout Group Den Landcare Improvement Project Phase 2


    Bremer River Fund

    CBBC - People and Places Connecting for a Better Bundamba Creek


    Friends of YOUR 3 Mile Creek

    Ramping up Riparian Resistance to WONS


    Christ the King Catholic School P&F

    CTK Restoration


    Malanda and Upper Johnstone Landcare Association Inc

    Malanda Tree Roo Trail


    Trinity Inlet Catchment Management Assoc Inc

    Stage 2 Revegetation of Avondale Creek, Freshwater section


    Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers

    Securing the Links - Great Eastern Ranges Corridor


    Rochedale Scout Group

    Rochedale Scout Group - Weed Eradication Project


    Noosa Integrated Catchment Association Inc

    The Fall of Singapore: an assault on Singapore Daisy in the Noosa Catchment


    Cooloola Coastcare Association Inc

    Cooloola Coast Water Quality Monitoring Program


    Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association Inc.

    Building resilience of natural areas and sustainable land management on small properties within the Mackay Whitsunday Region


    Kingaroy State High School Parents' & Citizens' Association

    Kingaroy State High School Soil Management Project


    Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

    Invertebrate pest management across Gangalidda and Garawa traditional country in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria


    Rainforest Rescue

    Restoration of Lot 83 Rosewood Road


    Healthy Waterways Ltd

    Healthy Waterways Clean Up Program 2014 - 2015


    The Gap State School P&C Association

    Fish Creek Rescue


    Night Eyes Water & Landcare Inc

    Pumicestone Passage Water & Mangrove Monitoring


    Burdekin Bowen Integrated Floodplain Management Advisory Committee

    Whitsunday Integrated Pest Management to Protect Wetlands of National Significance


    Wildlife Queensland

    Extending habitat for endangered Quolls around D'Aguilar National Park


    Inglewood and Texas Landcare Association Inc

    Controlling the creep of Cat's Claw along the Dumaresq River


    Cuttaburra Syndicate Group

    Reducing feral pig populations in the Cuttaburra catchment


    Mungallala Central Collaborative Area Management Cluster

    Invasive pest and weed awareness, education and control


    Brigalow-Jimbour Floodplains Group Inc.

    Those Worrisome Weeds


    Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation

    Maroochy River Mangrove Revegetation & Water Quality Testing Project 2013-2016


    Gold Coast Catchment Association

    Community breathing new life into Waterhen Lake, Oxenford


    Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee Inc

    Biodiversity Enhancement at Underwood Rd, Eight Mile Plains


    Bremer Catchment Association Inc.

    Upper Mt Walker Hillslope Erosion Project


    Australian Macadamia Society (Trustee for the Macadamia Conservation Trust)

    Improving and up scaling production and deployment of Biological Control Agents to address the threat of invasive vine weeds in southeast QLD


    Bidjara Indigenous Group

    Mt Tabor biodiversity conservation


    Australian Wildlife Conservancy

    Pest control, improved land management and restoration for threatened species on Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary, south-west Queensland


    Kingaroy State School Parents and Citizens Association

    Reduction of the Effects of Salt on the Kingaroy State School Oval


    Toowoomba Landcare Group

    Taking the next steps towards tackling environmental degradation in Toowoomba & Surrounds through targeted on-ground activities


    Longreach Landcare Group Inc

    Clean Up Thomson River and Town Common


    Central Highlands Regional Resources Use Planning Co-operative Ltd

    Blitzing Bellyache Bush Outlier along Springsure Creek


    Lower Mary River Land and Catchment Care group Inc

    Coastal Community Engagement, Building Capacity Awareness of Natural Environment in the Wide Bay Burnett Region


    Yarrilee State School P&C Association

    Land for Wildlife


    Gilbert River Landcare

    Gilbert River Pig Eradication


    Sherwood State School Parents and Citizens' (P&C) Association

    Phase 1: Removal of Invasive Weed (Tipuana) Trees at the Sherwood State School Nature Area


    South Tambo Collaborative Area Management Cluster

    Strategic, collaborative, invasive pest and weed awareness, education and control


    Upper Thomson Catchment Landcare Group Inc.

    Prickly acacia control around Muttaburra


    Queensland Murray Darling Committee

    Comale Lagoon - Connecting Camp and Culture


    Kooma Traditional Owners Association Incorporated

    Nebine Creek Koala Conservation and Protection Project


    Lockyer Valley Landcare Inc

    Koala Kitchen Project


    Weyba Creek Bushcare Group

    Restoration of Riparian  Bushland: Weyba Esplanade and Weyba Creek , Noosaville


    Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network Inc

    Toowong Creek Turnaround - Wildlife Corridor Project


    Queensland Trust for Nature

    Avoid Island - Flatback habitat restoration and education project


    Texas Lagoon Management Group

    Texas Lagoon rehabilitation and management plan


    Nindigully Landcare Group Inc

    Revegetate, Restore, Regenerate and Revitalise the riparian landscape at Nindigully


    Mapleton State School P&C

    'Creek to Sky': Increasing freshwater, terrestrial and biocultural biodiversity, a collaborative effort involving members of the school community, Mapleton community and associated organisations


    Cunnamulla Best Prac Group

    Halting the degradation of the Warrego River by feral pigs


    Green Cross Australia

    Green Lane Clean Up


    Bridled Nailtail Wallaby Trust Pty Ltd

    Community Conservation of the Endangered Bridled Nailtail Wallaby


    Oxley Creek Catchment Association Inc.

    Stable Swamp Creek Extended Monitoring Program


    Waggamba Landcare Group Inc.

    Protecting the Brigalow corridor between the Murri Murri & Brigalow creek


    Gympie and District Landcare Group Incorporated

    Beaut Bugs, Bees and Beetles: keystones of sustainable agriculture


    Australian Tropical Research Foundation

    Weed control and rehabilitation Daintree Lowlands, Cape Tribulation


    Ward River Users Group

    Improvement of Warrego River Water quality and fish populations  in popular fishing spots


    Wunta Aboriginal Corporation

    Palinjii Restoration Project




    [ENDS] 26 September 2013

    Media contact: Brooke Hargraves 0458 689 043