2015 Environment Minister’s Award for a Cleaner Environment

I am delighted to mark World Environment Day 2015 with a call for nominations for this year’s Environment Minister’s Award for a Cleaner Environment. This award aims to recognise outstanding contributions by Australians towards achieving a cleaner, healthier environment and a more resilient and sustainable Australia. The Australian Government’s plan for a Cleaner Environment plan…

Landcare grants start to flow across the Wimmera

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BARNABY JOYCE MP, MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE, MR DAN TEHAN MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WANNON & MR ANDREW BROAD MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR MALLEE The community is seeing results from the Australian Government’s commitment to protect the Wimmera’s natural environment and farming land with the announcement that over $100,000 in National…

Murray Islands to be assessed for National Heritage Listing

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON NIGEL SCULLION MP, MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS The Australia Government today announced the Murray Island Group – the birthplace of Native Title – will be assessed by the Australian Heritage Council for its possible inclusion on the National Heritage List “I am pleased that the place that led to the…

Providing funding to strengthen our local communities

Communities in the Flinders electorate will benefit from a significant boost in funding announced in the 2015 Budget. The Government’s new Stronger Communities Program will provide $45 million over two years to fund small capital projects. In my electorate of Flinders, we will receive funding of $150,000 per year over two years to support projects…

$9 million to protect Australia’s national heritage

Some of the most significant sites on Australia's National Heritage List will share in almost $9 million funding to protect and maintain their historic values. I am proud to announce that 18 successful applicants will benefit from grants of up to $1 million through the Australian Government's Protecting National Historic Sites Programme. This will allow…

$1 million to help restore the Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial will carry out major restoration work to its Commemorative Area Courtyard thanks to a $1 million Commonwealth heritage grant. Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, and Minister for Veterans Affairs, Senator Michael Ronaldson, today visited the War Memorial to announce the restoration and reconstruction project. “The Australian War Memorial is an important national…

Bill to cap water buyback to 1500GL introduced to parliament

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON BARNABY JOYCE MP, MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE & HON BOB BALDWIN MP, PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to Murray-Darling Basin communities, today introducing legislation for a 1500 gigalitre cap on water purchases in the Basin. Minister for the Environment Greg…

Delivering on our commitment to plant 20 Million Trees

The Coalition Government is continuing to deliver on its promise to plant 20 Million Trees with almost 10 million trees already committed for planting over the next three years. CO2 Australia, Greening Australia and Landcare Australia will work with local communities to plant around 6.7 million trees by the middle of 2018 under the 20…

$1 million to restore Bondi Pavilion

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON MALCOLM TURNBULL MP, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WENTWORTH, MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS The historic Bondi Pavilion on Bondi Beach will receive $1 million under the Australian Government's Protecting National Historic Sites programme. Environment Minister, Greg Hunt and Communications Minister and Local MP, Malcolm Turnbull congratulated Waverley Council, who will use the $1…

$10 million to support Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Values

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH HON MATTHEW GROOM MP, TASMANIAN MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT The Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments are delivering improved outcomes for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area with $10.2 million for the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and rehabilitation of the World Heritage values of the property. The funding will be provided by the…