NSW Environmental Trust Annual Report 2013-14

The New South Wales Environmental Trust has provided funding of around $56 million this year for the delivery of environmental projects by community groups, schools, state and local government agencies, Aboriginal organisations and research centres.

Date
1 October 2014
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Annual report
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISSN 1445-3177
  • ID OEH20140777
  • File PDF 3.4MB
  • Pages 92
  • Name environmental-trust-annual-report-2013-2014-140777.pdf

More than $6.9 million in contestable grants has been awarded for restoration and rehabilitation works, environmental education, and research into new and innovative technologies.

The NSW Government’s new Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative commenced this year with the Trust awarding $18.9 million worth of contestable grants to support new community recycling centres, expansion or upgrades to recycling facilities, local government organics programs and food waste education.

Significant conservation outcomes this year include the purchase of 1039 hectares of critical habitat corridors as part of the NSW Government’s Green Corridor Reserves Program, the establishment of two new biobank sites at Orangeville and Ku-ring-gai through the Growth Centres and Linking Landscapes programs, and outstanding progress towards eradicating weeds on Lord Howe Island with an 82 per cent reduction in weed cover over two years.

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