New opportunity to protect and care for environment

Monday, 4 March 2019

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt is calling for expressions of interest for the new Communities Environment Program giving local organisations further opportunities to protect and care for their local environment.

“Community groups in Hinkler are already delivering excellent projects whether it’s planting trees, cleaning up waterways or preventing soil erosion,” he said.

The Communities Environment Program will provide up to $150,000 to the Hinkler electorate in 2019-20 for community-led projects that deliver real environmental and heritage benefits.

“Grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 will be available for local groups to continue that work and support our local environment.

“Projects could include restoring wetlands or waterways, protecting native animals, reducing waste and litter, as well as addressing weeds and pest animals.”

Mr Pitt said eligible organisations include community clubs like Lions clubs and rotary clubs, Landcare groups including ‘friends of’ groups, schools, and other community and conservation groups.

The program builds on the Coalition Government’s strong record of investing in grassroots environmental action through initiatives such as our $1 billion National Landcare Program and 20 Million Trees.

You can download a copy of the expression of interest form here:

Expressions of interest must be received by the Hinkler electorate office by 5pm on Monday, March 25, 2019 and can be emailed to:

More information about the program is available at


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