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…

The Green Army is on hand to support the environment in natural disaster-affected areas

The Green Army programme will help the rehabilitation and clean-up of local environment and national heritage sites following cyclones and flooding in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The Australian Government is inviting Green Army Service Providers to work with local councils, community groups and Indigenous organisations to come forward…

Cumberland Conservation Corridor plan delivers election commitment and 700 hectares of bushland rehabilitation and protection

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH FIONA SCOTT MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LINDSAY & LOUISE MARKUS, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MACQUARIE The Australian Government will restore or protect approximately 700 hectares of Cumberland Plains woodlands through future land covenants, land acquisition and activities under the Green Army and the 20 Million Trees Programme. This builds on the approximately…