Environmental Levy funding available for local projects

 

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for projects that will have an environmental benefit to our region.

Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said there was funding available to groups who were looking to fund projects that deliver outcomes which benefit the environment and community of the Burdekin.

“The scope of projects is quite large and is not restricted to the traditional tree planting,” he said.

“The funds could be used for projects such as bird nesting or owl roosting boxes, fish restocking, aquatic weed management, wetland management, feral pest or animal control, coastal management and beach protection.

“Under Council’s Environmental Levy Policy, we are offering funds that can help community groups or individuals do something to help the Burdekin community and its environment.

“These funds include any unspent environmental levy funds from past financial years which Council has put aside specifically to fund environmentally beneficial projects.

“These projects must have an environmental benefit and not be eligible for funding from existing government schemes; or have had an unsuccessful funding application.”

Application forms and eligibility criteria for funding under the Environmental Levy Program can be found on Council’s website.

 

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