Capricornia Catchments' Project Officer Shelly McArdle conducting weed identification and mapping, a project previously successful in funding.
Capricornia Catchments' Project Officer Shelly McArdle conducting weed identification and mapping, a project previously successful in funding.

Cash splash: Which CQ groups got slice of $7000 funding

COMMUNITY gardens and other sustainable projects have received a boost with $7000 in grants approved.

Rockhampton Regional Council approved the latest round of community-based initiatives under the Environment and Sustainability Scheme.

The successful initiatives included:

  • Central Queensland Indigenous Development Limited: Community garden and sustainable living program – capacity building workshops: $3000.
  • Bundara Kindergarten Incorporated: Encouraging sustainability through play – practical waste management: $1000.
  • Capricorn Conservation Council: Citizen Science: Introduction to Environmental DNA – scientific data collection and community awareness workshops: $3000.
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The council scheme aims to support community-led environment and sustainability initiatives and provide funding.

The applications for the fifth round of the program closed on July 6 and three eligible applications were received.

The requested funding is within the existing 2020-21 budget allocation.

The scheme was established in February 2019 and has supported 16 projects, five of which have been fully completed.



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