Pullenvale Councillor Greg Adermann has announced five community groups have been awarded $55,000 in Brisbane City Council grants for local environmental projects.
The grants were allocated as part of the Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Program.
Cr Adermann said Moggill Creek Catchment Management Group, the Kholo Creek Catchment Group, the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network, the Pullen Pullen Catchments Group and the Hut Environmental and Community Association had secured funding.
The Moggill Creek Catchment Management Group will receive $19,854 to support local bushcare groups and Land for Wildlife properties in the Moggill Creek catchment area to enhance the natural environment and increase biodiversity. The funding will also allow a community native plant nursery to supply plants to local groups and properties.
Kholo Creek Catchment Group will receive $13,225 to undertake vine and weed eradication, tree planting and natural regeneration at Platypus Park at Mt Crosby, run community workshops and launch a new catchment group.
Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network will receive $8,000 to continue education programs and to restore riparian and other native habitats.
Pullen Pullen Catchments Group and The Hut Environmental and Community Association will both receive $5,000 to cover administrative and operational costs.
Cr. Adermann said the Lord Mayor’s grants program encouraged community groups to undertake environmental initiatives and support the reduction of energy consumption.
“Improving our natural environment is a key part of the Lord Mayor’s vision for a cleaner, greener and more sustainable Brisbane,” Cr Adermann said.