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World Environment Day 2020

World Environment Day 2020

Published: 05 June, 2020

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The Hon Sussan Ley MP
Minister for Environment

James Stevens MP
Member for Sturt

 

AUSTRALIA AT THE FOREFRONT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

World Environment Day is a reminder for all Australians of the importance of practical environmental steps we can all take to protect our environment and our native species.

The Morrison Government is reaffirming its commitment to working with communities, farmers, land managers and traditional owners to protect native wildlife and habitats, reduce the pressure on our waterways and oceans from plastic waste, and protect the ecosystems of natural treasures like the Great Barrier Reef.

Member for Sturt James Stevens said Government funding of $150,000 to enable $241,000 of work across 13 projects in the community underlined the Government’s focus on working with local communities to deliver genuine outcomes that enhanced local areas.

“We are working with people who want to help their local environments,” Mr Stevens said.

“These projects are delivering positive environmental outcomes for our local community and increasing our community’s connection with the local environment.”   

“This is about making a real difference through practical policies.”   

More than $200 million is being invested in urgent wildlife and habitat recovery projects in the wake of Australia’s devastating bushfires, guided by ecologists and scientists from Wildlife and Threatened Species Bushfire Recovery Expert Panel and we are closely studying the impacts of the fires on the populations of iconic animals such as the Koala.

Through the National Environmental Science Program, we are investing $290 million in evidence-based on ground strategies that combine the latest environmental science with traditional knowledge and practical land care management.

Australia’s world leading Reef Management is challenging new scientific barriers through a $150 million reef restoration and adaptation initiative, part of a $1.9 billion Commonwealth investment in supporting the Great Barrier Reef, by working with the communities who depend on it for their livelihoods.

For the first time a Federal Government is making Waste and Recycling a national priority, declaring an end to the export of waste plastics, glass, paper and tyres; holding the nation’s first plastics summit and bringing industry along with us to identify solutions and mobilise further action.

As Australians look to recycle their waste each week, the Morrison government is ensuring they can have faith in that recycling process, and the positive impact it can have on our environment.

ENDS



 

Community Environment Program - Projects in Sturt

Organisation Project Title Project Description Grant Amount Total Project Cost
Australian Trust For Conservation Volunteers Microplastics Impact on Aquatic Environments The project will engage volunteers in hands on removal of macro rubbish from river and creek systems and citizen science activities occurring at four project locations. This will educate people about rubbish in urban habitats and provide data on macro and micro plastics within the wider Sturt community. $20,000 $32,800
Friends of Black Hill and Morialta Incorporated Wildflower Garden Restoration Project The project will host a community planting day, revegetate with native species, and install paths and rock seating to prevent erosion. This will remove threats to native flora and improve habitat for native fauna within the ecosystem. $2,500 $19,019
KEEP SOUTH AUSTRALIA BEAUTIFUL INC Waste Management Infrastructure and Recycling The project will purchase and upgrade litter collection infrastructure, recycling signage and will implement educational workshops and monitor waste volumes and disposal. This will reduce levels of waste entering landfill and will educate members of the wider community on environmental sustainability. $5,000 $5,000
Corporation of the City of Campbelltown Protecting and Supporting Native Fauna in Urban Areas This project will undertake the creation of a bird refuge, establishment of two watering stations, planting, monitoring activities, and public education of the local flora and fauna. This will reduce risks to the native species within the local ecosystems. $8,000 $11,000
LORETO MARRYATVILLE LIMITED Development of Seed Bank - Australian Indigenous Plants The project will undertake the preservation of seeds from an established indigenous garden to be used to produce new crops of plants to be grown in the grounds or in the local environment. This will protect a crucial source of biodiversity into the future and encourage the development of new environmental knowledge within the school and wider community. $7,000 $7,000
CAMPBELLTOWNLANDCAREGROUPINCORPORATED Monitoring and Surveying Local Fauna in Wadmore Park The project will survey, sample and document local fauna at Wadmore Park. This will provide data to inform future management plan recommendations while engaging the community through survey involvement. $10,000 $14,375
The Gums Landcare Group Incorporated Community Education, Revegetation and Land Management The project will implement educational programs, weed control, revegetation, habitat improvement and erosion control works in the northern portion of The Gums. This will enhance habitats for local native species, encourage further biodiversity, increase community knowledge and connection within the local area. $12,500 $12,500
MARGARET IVES COMMUNITY CHILDREN'S CENTRE INC Creation of a Native Fauna Garden at Richards Park The project will undertake the revegetation of bushland with locally appropriate native species, remove weeds and debris under the supervision of professionals. This will improve the biophysical environment, natural habitat and food sources for wildlife within the Richards Parks area. $15,626 $15,626
Corporation of the City of Campbelltown Revegetation of Fourth Creek The project will remove weeds, plant native riparian plants and undertake sandbagging activities. This will reduce erosion, enhance water quality and improve biodiversity within the local environment. $7,509 $12,100
Department for Education South Australia Torrens Linear Park Monitoring Program The project will monitor local flora, fauna and water quality and undertake supporting educational activities. This will increase community knowledge and environmental awareness within the local area. $18,850 $22,850
Department for Education South Australia Revegetation of Native Forest The project will undertake planting and protection of locally appropriate flora supported by educational seminars. This will ensure suitable habitats and food sources are available for native species within the forest at Trinity Gardens School. $3,015 $4,005
Department for Education South Australia Revegetation of Olive Court Creek The project will undertake propagation activities and revegetate the creek with locally appropriate native plants. This will protect native flora and fauna by creating a wildlife corridor within the Athelstone area. $20,000 $35,000
Department for Education South Australia Revegetation of Native Corridor The project will revegetate a native corridor using locally appropriate species of plants. This will increase suitable habitat and available food sources for native animals and threatened species within the local biophysical environment. $20,000 $50,000