Projects Get The Green Light

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​Council last night approved the funding of 17 environmental projects at a cost of $1,246,563 for the 2015/2016 year.

Coffs Harbour City Council’s Environmental Levy (EL) funds local organisations and individuals interested in helping to improve our local environment.

Council received a total of 34 submissions with groups such as the Mid North Coast Branch of WIRES, Jetty Dunecare, EnviTE and Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare represented among the 17 successful submissions. The Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare project, for instance, will provide coordination and support to Landcare and other environmental groups and individuals who work voluntarily in rehabilitating degraded natural ecosystems.

“This particular project will support over 300 Landcare volunteers through the provision of insurance, bush regeneration training, tools and materials and administration support,” Mayor Councillor Denise Knight said.

“They will also rehabilitate and re-vegetate over 300 hectares of vegetation across 32 volunteer worksites.

“This project is a perfect example of what we are trying to achieve with the Environmental Levy.”

The full list of successful projects:

Bushland Regeneration Program

$213,846

Environmental Weeds Program

$109,272

Conservation and Sustainable Management of Biodiversity

$221,728

Environmental Levy Coordination

$65,981

Supporting Community Action in the Coffs Harbour LGA

$160,000

LGA Orara River Rehabilitation Project.

$140,000

The three Jetty Dunecare Group projects

$36,000

Regeneration & Restoration on Garby Country

$17,000

Botanic Garden Education Officer

$16,000

Darrunda Wajaarr Repair to Country High Priority Sites

$17,000

Ocean View Headland Access & Rehabilitation

$50,000

Arrawarra Creek Coastal Zone Management Plan

$25,000

Koala / Wildlife Corridor Bakker Drive Reserve

$8,900

Our Living Coast Sustainable Educational Program

$80,000

The Restoration of Grey-headed Flying Fox Maternity Camps in Coffs Creek and Woolgoolga Lake

$30,000

 

A Kangaroo Management Strategy for Coffs Harbour Northern Beaches

$35,000

Matching Grants Fund per Environmental Levy Policy

$20,836