10 March 2016 Environmental Levy Fund Now Open

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10 March 2016 Environmental Levy Fund Now Open

Applications are now open for Coffs Harbour City Council’s Environmental Levy (EL) funding for local organisations and individuals interested in helping to improve our local environment.

 

It is estimated that just over $650,000 will be available for projects in 2016/2017 that meet a key theme in the Coffs Harbour 2030 Plan – Looking After the Environment. Projects should address one or more of the key strategies of increasing skills and knowledge, climate change, natural environment and wildlife conservation and reducing our impact on our environment.

Proposals should also address how they will generate community and environmental benefit.

Projects funded under the levy for 2015/2016 included:

Coffs Harbour & District Local Land Aboriginal Land Council – Darrunda Wajaarr Repair to Country High Priority sites – Employment and training of Trainee Aboriginal Bush Regenerators to remove weeds and planting of local provenance species at significant Aboriginal sites all of which are listed as Endangered Ecological Communities.

Coffs Coast Regional Park Trust Board – Ocean View Headland Access & Rehabilitation –funds were used to upgrade the existing track over the headland to address impacts on Endangered Ecological Communities, prevent erosion and disturbance to cultural values and potential material.

Wires MNC – A Kangaroo Management Strategy for Coffs Harbour’s Northern Beaches – Funds are being used to establish a Kangaroo Management Committee to facilitate and oversee the development of a Kangaroo Management Plan for Coffs Harbours’ northern beaches focused primarily on the Heritage Park hotspot.

 

Council introduced the Environmental Levy as a means of undertaking community environmental management works.

Further information including funding guidelines and the online submission form are available on Council’s website at:  www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/publicnotices   

Submissions will be accepted up until 5pm on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Anyone wanting more information on applying for a grant should call Council on 02 6648 4278.