The Victorian Coalition Government is providing local community groups in Kilsyth more support by providing $10,000 through the Communities for Nature funding program.

Member for Kilsyth David Hodgett said the Communities for Nature grants were one of the ways the Napthine Government is supporting practical action to improve and maintain the environment at a local level.

“The Communities for Nature grants program supports local community groups by providing funding to complete on-ground works to conserve and enhance our local environment,” David Hodgett said

Mr Hodgett said up to $10,000 local funding has been allocated to target environmental projects that maintain and support our native plants and animals.

“Thank you to the environmental groups and community organisations in the District of Kilsyth on their initiative and commitment to our environment.

“In this round of Communities for Nature grants, the state has shared in over $807,000 in Communities for Nature funding. This program is another tangible example of the how the Napthine Government is delivering support to local communities to achieve positive environmental outcomes that benefit our whole community,” Mr Hodgett said.

Successful recipients in Kilysth are:

  • Kilsyth Primary School received $10,000

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said the $20 million Communities for Nature program highlights the Napthine Government’s commitment to partnership working between government, community and environmental groups.

“Victoria’s environment continues to benefit from our strong focus on providing local community groups with the support they need to deliver environmental works at a local level,” Mr Smith said.

“Through the Communities for Nature program, the Napthine Government is committed to working with local communities and land managers to achieve positive environmental outcomes.

“After 11 years, Labor left Victoria’s ecosystem with a legacy of waste and mismanagement.

“Victoria’s environment is now benefiting to the tune of $20 million though local initiatives supported by Coalition Government’s Communities for Nature program.

Communities for Nature grants directly support local groups to carry out important ecological projects, while contributing to their local environment.

“These grants are another example of the Coalition Government’s ability to deliver real and tangible support to local communities that directly benefits Victoria’s environment.”
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