$6.69 million funding announced for the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BRUCE SCOTT MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MARANOA The Australian Government is strengthening its commitment to protecting the natural environment of Queensland’s Murray-Darling Basin with funding of $6.69 million over the next three years under the National Landcare Programme. The funding is managed locally by the Queensland Murray-Darling Committee – one…

Green Army makes a difference in Mount Eliza

The team of young Australians working to improve the natural environment of Mount Eliza’s Linear Reserves were today acknowledged for their hard work as they officially graduated from Green Army. The team has spent 26 weeks carrying out extensive weed control, contributing to fuel reduction and improving the biodiversity of indigenous species. Environment Minister Greg Hunt said…

Community grants to tell the stories of places that shaped our nation

Today I am pleased to announce 30 successful applicants who will receive funding under the Australian Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants Programme. Historical societies, Indigenous groups, National Trusts, and 'Friends-of' groups will receive grants of up to $10,000 for projects to promote community participation and raise awareness of places listed on Australia’s National Heritage…

Hunt signs Great Barrier Reef permanent and historic dredge disposal ban

Regulations to implement the Coalition’s historic ban on the disposal of capital dredge material in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park have been signed off by the Government. I have formally approved an amendment to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Regulations to put an end to this century-old practice once and for all. This…

Reef Trust boost for Great Barrier Reef protection

New projects worth more than $15 million will strengthen protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef under Phase II of the Federal Government’s Reef Trust. Projects include remediating gullies in grazing landscapes to control erosion, a competitive tender to reduce fertiliser run-off from sugar cane farms in the Burdekin region and a further $7…