Council introduced the Environmental Levy as a means of
undertaking environmental management works. The levy currently raises around
$1.3 million per annum for local environmental works at an average cost of $44
per rate payer.
Council recognises the value and importance in providing an
environmental program that offers and delivers opportunities to help sustain
and improve the local environment.
The Environmental Levy Policy provides a framework for how
the new method for the allocation of funds will work.
Round Two Now Closed
Round two applications are due to be announced at the 8 November Council Meeting, following the recomendations of the Environmental Levy Grants Program Panel.
Successful projects from round one of the 2018/19 Environmental Levy Grants Program:
|Jetty Dunecare||Restore and enhance the natural environment at Boambee Beach||25,000|
|Jetty Dunecare||Restore and enhance the natural environment of the Jetty Foreshores||25,000|
|Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Lands Council||Community and culture bush regeneration works||25,000|
|Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare||Growing Our Future 2018/19||20,790|
|EnviTE||Koala habitat rehabilitation and community education||23,000|
|University of Sydney||Understanding the impacts of housing infrastructure on kangaroo movement patterns||24,746|
|Sandy Beach Action Group||Revegetation - open drain line||2,000|
|Southern Cross University||Investigating soil chemistry on intensive horticulture sites and in association with dam sediments||25,000|
|EnviTE||Community Supporting Land for Wildlife Initiative||8,832|
|Nana Glen Landcare Group||What water bugs (aquatic macroinvertebrates) can tell us about river health in agricultural areas||16,000|
|Southern Cross University||Improving water quality downstream of blueberry farms||25,000|
|South Coffs Community Gardens||Install stand-alone off grid solar PV system with batteries||16,862|