Environment the winner as Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre scores funding


Denise Crosbie leads a walking group at Bibra Lake.Picture: Jon Hewson         d449385
Denise Crosbie leads a walking group at Bibra Lake.Picture: Jon Hewson         d449385

THE Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre is among three local groups to receive a big funding boost.

The Bibra Lake-based centre scored a Lotterywest grant worth close to $103,000.

Wetlands officer Denise Crosbie said the money would go towards new equipment to support the environmental conservation and education work undertaken at the facility for more than two decades.

A new website is also on the cards, to go with fresh branding.

“Volunteers and staff are so excited and grateful to have such support for this facility,” she said.

The centre grows 18,000 native plants for the surrounding area each year, alongside its work promoting awareness of wetlands and urban bushland through education programs and activities.

Hamilton Hill’s Sensorium Theatre Inc also scored big, with a $105,000 grant to be used to develop a program for children with disabilities.

The Success-based Boer War Memorial Society of WA secured $8000 to put towards a commemorative event recognising WA’s involvement in the conflict fought between 1899 and 1902.