Pullenvale Ward Councillor Greg Adermann has announced six community groups have been awarded more than $67,000 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, Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network, Burns Parade Bushcare Group, Sutling Street Bushcare Group, The Hut Environmental and Community Association and Karana Downs and Surrounds Community Garden Hub had all secured funding.
The Moggill Creek Catchment Management Group will receive $10,076 to extend the group’s nursey potting-up area and to continue supplying plants to local groups and properties.  
Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network will receive $18,250 to continue education programmes and for weed control, focusing on vines along the riparian zone of Cubberla Creek downstream from Moggill Road through Akuna Street Park and Sutling Street Park.
The Burns Parade Bushcare Group will receive $10,300 for weed control in a targeted area of Cubberla Creek while the Sutling Street Bushcare Group will receive $16,500 weed control, particularly of vines and planting a number of larger trees to close the tree canopy along Cubberla Creek.
The Hut Environmental and Community Association will receive $8,800 to cover administrative and operational costs.
The Karana Downs and Surrounds Community Garden Hub will receive $2,695 to support their new community garden and compost hub project at Burran Park.
In addition, two local environmentalists received grants for projects being undertaken in relation to consumables for the rehabilitation of native wildlife. Irene Darlington received $5,000 while Sharon-Dell Grennan received $700 from the Native Wildlife Carers’ Grant programme.
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.