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
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
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
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:
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.