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Environment Grants announced

The commitment and dedication of eleven community groups to enhance, protect and restore our local environment will be supported by Bega Valley Shire Council through the 2018-19 Community Environment Grants.

They will share in $50,000 after the successful projects were announced this week.

The Community Environment Grants program is now in its seventh year and has supported up to 70 projects to date to the approximate value of $300,000. The program is funded from Council’s Environment Levy.

Council’s Acting Environment and Sustainability Coordinator, Michael Fiedler, congratulated and thanked the successful applicants for the work they do.

“The groups receiving funding are from right across the Shire and will be undertaking a diverse range of projects that will make our area an even nicer place to live and visit,” Mr Fiedler said. 

“The overarching aims of the program are to support our community groups; encourage and foster ethical environmental behaviour; increase community awareness; support conservation strategies; encourage innovation; and support, protect and enhance areas of cultural significance.”

The full list of grant recipients is:

  • Bega River and Wetlands Landcare Inc - Bega River Sundays, $6,000.
  • Sapphire Coast Wilderness Oysters Inc - Wise Waterway Use on Our Wilderness Coast, $6,000.
  • Far South Coast Landcare Association - Tathra Emergent Weed Plan, $6,000
  • Pambula Preschool Kindergarten Association - Nest Box installation and Education Program at Pambula Preschool, $1,146.
  • Towamba Landcare Group Inc - Towamba Landcare Strategic Weed Incursion Response Crew, $5,503.
  • Pambula Landcare - Conservation of Significant Environmental Assets Within Pambula Beach, $6,000.
  • Dry River Landcare Incorporated - Dry River Landcare and Quaama Public School Community Environment Project, $1,230.
  • Panboola (Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Project) - Protecting and Enhancing Panboola's Environmental Assets, $5,455.
  • Back Road Landcare Group (auspiced by Far South Coast Landcare Association) - The Back Road Landcare Group Start-up Project, $6,000.
  • Cobargo Community Action Group (auspiced by Far South Coast Landcare Association) - Protecting All the Good Work, $1,280.
  • Bega High School - Nesting Boxes, $6,000.

For more information on the Community Environment Grants program, contact Michael Fiedler on (02) 6499 2222 or email

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