LOCAL community groups have welcomed the announcement $490,000 has been secured to fund environmental projects across the Peel-Harvey Region.
The funding has been provided through the State Government’s NRM Community Capability Grants program with $8.1 million for 61 projects across WA.
The funds will provide much needed support for five community projects that focus on protecting the region’s natural assets.
Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) secured funding for three projects and Landcare SJ and the Harvey River Restoration Taskforce, secured funding for a project each.
PHCC’s funding will provide a part-time land care officer in the Hotham-Williams area, enable support for fire recovery in the Waroona area and enable implementation of priority recommendations of the Our People and Wetlands Plan.
The Harvey River Restoration Taskforce’s project aims to help save marron in the Harvey River and the Landcare SJ funding will help employ a part time officer to update geographical information systems and help in monitoring and evaluation of projects, including the cockatube project.
A new initiative that will be delivered by PHCC in partnership with the community will provide help in natural resource management in the fire-affected Waroona and Harvey areas.
The fire recovery project will provide a part-time officer to work with community members in the Waroona district on projects, workshops and field days to help recovery and management of the impacts to natural areas and farmland affected by the fires.