Environmental Trust Case Studies

Showcasing successful environmental projects

These case studies showcase the diverse range of projects that have been funded and successfully completed under the Strategic Annual Grants Program.  Each of these projects, in their own way, have demonstrated a significant achievement and are assisting to conserve and enhance the environment of NSW.

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New case studies

Project titleProponentProgramYearLocal government areaCase study file
Dynamically downscaled climate projections for the eastern seaboard University of New South Wales Research 2010 Statewide

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(PDF 234KB)

Powerful Owl BirdLife Australia Environmental Education – Community 2011 Auburn

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(PDF 248KB)

Centennial Park Ponds – Improving the wetland environment Centennial Parklands Foundation  Restoration and Rehabilitation – Heritage



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(PDF 189KB)

Managing vegetation in travelling stock reserves (TSRs) Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC)  Environmental Education – Community



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(PDF 238KB)

Ridgelines to rivers Riverina Highlands Landcare Network Restoration and Rehabilitation – Community  2010 Burrinjuck

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(PDF 233KB)

Inspiring and integrating change Bathurst/Orange/Dubbo Alliance of Councils Urban Sustainability 2008 Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo

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(PDF 184KB)

Bush medicines of the Illawarra Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation Protecting our Places 2010 Shellharbour 

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(PDF 229KB)

Hybrid solar air conditioning systems University of Technology Sydney Research – Seeding 2012  Statewide Download Hybrid solar air conditioning systems (PDF 237KB)
Golden Hole community protecting homelands Booroongen Djugan Aboriginal Corporation and Suarts Point Aboriginal Community Environment Group Protecting our Places  2009 Oxley

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(PDF 233KB)

Gills Bridge Creek rehabilitation Kempsey Shire Council Restoration and Rehabilitation - Government 2012  Kempsey Download Gills Bridge Creek rehabilitation (PDF 316KB)

Environmental Education Community

Project titleProponentYearLocal  government areaCase study file
Starting in your backyard - living on the edge WetlandCare Australia 2008 Ballina Download Living on the edge case study
(PDF 318KB)
Artarmon sustainable living collection Artarmon and Tulloh Street Sustainability Street Groups 2006 Willoughby Download Artarmon case study
(PDF 294KB)
Cabbage Tree Island interpretive educational wetland walkway Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council 2006 Ballina Download Cabbage Tree case study
(PDF 368KB)
Fostering environmental citizenship for recently arrived migrants Ethnic Communities Council of NSW 2006 Statewide Download fostering citizenship case study
(PDF 399KB)
Our valuable estuaries, coast and marine environment - making connections OceanWatch Australia 2006 Statewide Download our valuable marine environment case study
(PDF 379KB)
Recreational fishing line recovery Ocean Watch Australia 2005 Statewide Download fishing line recovery case study
(PDF 272KB)
Rotary Murray-Darling School of Freshwater Research Rotary Club of Albury 2005 Albury Download Rotary Murray-Darling case study (PDF 204KB) 
Tagging and identification of bush foods Purfleet-Taree Aboriginal Land Council 2005 Greater Taree Download Bush foods case study
(PDF 164KB)
Timor karst and caves Newcastle and Hunter Valley Speleological Society 2004 Statewide Download Timor case study
 (PDF 469KB)
Northern rivers eco-friendly youth North East Waste Forum (NEWF) 2004 Byron Download Eco friendly youth case study
(PDF 226KB)
Stories of Experience: Learning from the environmental experiences of older Australians Council on the Ageing 2004 Statewide Download Stories of Experience case study
(PDF 223KB)
Challenging barriers to sustainability practice in the NSW caravan and camping industry Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW 2004 Statewide Download caravan and camping case study
(PDF 144KB)
NSW coastal communities caring for seagrass Community Environment Network 2003 Statewide Download caring for seagrass case study
(PDF 368KB)
Community biodiversity survey NSW National Parks Association 2003 Statewide Download community biodiversity survey case study (PDF 142KB)
Establishment of land for wildlife program on the Central Coast Central Coast Community Environment Network Inc 2002 Gosford Download land for wildlife case study
(PDF 180KB)
Handling protected marine species manual, workshop and extension program Ocean Watch Australia Ltd 2002 Sydney Download marine species case study
(PDF 143KB)
Living in NSW, Greek community environmental education project Greek Welfare Centre 2002 Sydney Download Greek community education case study (PDF 148KB)
Lachlan community monitoring program Lachlan Valley Water Inc. 2000 Lachlan Download Lachlan monitoring case study
(PDF (153KB)

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Environmental Education - Government

Project titleProponentYearLocal government areaCase study file
Broken Hill water management education program Broken Hill City Council 2005 Broken Hill Download Broken Hill water case study (PDF 151KB)
A Day in My Life - Building a more sustainable lifestyle Netwaste 2005 Western NSW Download A Day in My Life case study (PDF 184KB)
ClimateCam Newcastle City Council 2005 Newcastle  Download ClimateCam case study (PDF 143KB)
SeaChange for Sustainable Tourism Manly Council and University of Western Sydney 2004 Manly Download Manly sustainable tourism case study (PDF 165KB)
Biodiversity education for a diverse community Bankstown City Council 2004 Bankstown Download biodiversity education case study (PDF 148KB)
South Creek agricultural education partnership Liverpool City Council 2003 Liverpool Download South Creek case study (PDF 139KB)
Aboriginal Cultural Tour Guide Training NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 2003 Port Stephens Download Aboriginal Tour Guide case study (PDF 159KB)
Big Answers to Big Questions Royal Botanic Garden and Domain Trust (Botanic Gardens Trust) 2003 Statewide Download Big Answers to Big Questions case study (PDF (156KB)

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Environmental Research

Project titleProponentYearLocal government areaCase study file
Remediation of dioxin-contaminated soils by high power ultrasound University of Western Sydney 2007 Statewide Download dioxin case study (PDF 269KB)
From Science to Practice: implementing native vegetation policy in NSW CSIRO 2004 Statewide Download from science to practice case study
(PDF 382KB)
Estuarine wetland health assessment and investment prioritisation WetlandCare Australia 2004 Ballina Download wetland health assessment case study
(PDF 249KB)
Determining landowners' willingness to participate in offset markets University of New England 2005 Walgett Download offset markets case study (PDF 172KB)
Response of invertebrates to riparian habitat rehabilitation Australian Museum 2003 Hunter region Download invertebrate response case study (PDF 179KB)
Social determinants of domestic energy and water consumption Australian National University 2003 Sydney Download energy and water consumption case study (PDF 130KB)
The extent of acid-producing sediments in inland NSW waterways Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre 2003 Albury Download acid sediments in inland waterways case study (PDF 155KB)
Development and pilot of sustainability reporting for organisations University of Sydney 2003 Statewide Download sustainable reporting case study (PDF 147KB)
Restoration of grassy white box woodlands Charles Sturt University 2000 Albury Download grassy white box case study (PDF 164KB)
Inner west non-motorised vehicle transport study Marrickville-South Sydney Bicycle Group 2000 Marrickville Download non-motorised vehicle case study (PDF 153KB)

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Protecting our Places

Project titleProponentYearLocal government areaCase study file
Our Places Nanima Preschool 2006 Wellington Download our places case study
(PDF 349KB)
Ngangadha garragu bilaglanggu. Look after the land and the river Little Burning Mountain Aboriginal Corporation 2005 Parkes Download land and river case study (PDF 260KB)
Extended Care: Community bush rehabilitation at Second Headland Second Headland Indigenous Landcare Group 2004 Coffs Harbour Download Extended Care case study (PDF 243KB)
Koories caring for Ropes Creek Western Sydney Aboriginal Landcare Group 2004 Blacktown Download Ropes Creek case study (PDF 178KB)
Restoring land restoring culture Warada Landcare Group 2004 Lake Macquarie Download restoring land restoring culture case study (PDF 209KB)
Bushtucker Trail Berkeley Public School Aboriginal Student Support and Parent Awareness 2003 Wollongong Download Berkely Bushtucker trail case study (PDF 171KB)
Sewage works rehabilitation Purfleet Taree Local Aboriginal Land Council 2003 Greater Taree Download sewage works rehabilitation case study (PDF 169KB)
Arakwal land restoration project Arakwal Corporation 2002 Byron Download Arakwal restoration case study (PDF 207KB)
'What's in a Swamp?' Booroongen Djugun Aboriginal Corporation 2002 Kempsey Download What's in a Swamp case study (PDF 159KB)
Nahantu Karra Kara Goonoowigall bush tucker and cultural project New South Wales Reconciliation Council Inc 2002 Inverell Download Nahantu Karra Kara Goonoowigall case study (PDF 158KB)

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Restoration and Rehabilitation - Community

Project titleProponentYearLocal government areaCase study file
Tooloom Creek riparian restoration, Muli Aboriginal Community, Woodenbong Upper Clarence Combined Landcare 2006 Kyogle Download Tooloom Creek case study (PDF 325KB)
Restoration of vegetation corridors in the Armidale area Citizens Wildlife Corridors Armidale 2005 Armidale Dumaresq Download Armidale vegetation corridors case study (PDF 304KB)
HarbourKeepers marine surveys in Sydney Harbour National Parks Association (Marine) 2005 Sydney Download HarbourKeepers marine surveys case study (PDF 165KB)
Greening up the gully Green Gully Landcare Association 2004 Murray Download Green Gully case study (PDF 308KB)
Advancing biodiversity conservation on private land Community Environment Network 2004 Gosford Download biodiversity conservation case study
(PDF 360KB)
Restoring the degraded riparian corridor and silt plug at Popes Glen Popes Glen Bushcare Group 2004 Blue Mountains Download Popes Glen case study
(PDF 436KB)
Riparian and in-stream habitat restoration - upper Molong Creek NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers 2004 Orange Download riparian and in stream habitat case study (PDF 263KB)
Restoring threatened lowland habitats in the Brunswick Valley Brunswick Valley Landcare 2004 Byron Download Brunswick Valley case study
(PDF 252KB)
Rehabilitating Big Scrub rainforest remnants Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Group 2004 Lismore/Ballina Download Big Scrub Rainforest case study (PDF 185KB)
Rehabilitation of Kyla Park Grazing Lands and Lake Foreshores Tuross Lakes Preservation Group 2003 Eurobodalla Download Kyla Park grazing lands case study (PDF 162KB)
Environmental restoration and community advancement project Nari Nari Tribal Council 2003 Hay Download Nari Nari restoration case study (PDF 166KB)
Fencing out foxes - increasing curlew numbers in the Murray catchment Nature Conservation Working Group 2002 Greater Hume Shire Download increasing curlew numbers case study
(PDF 395KB)
Grafton dry rainforest remnant restoration NSW Environmental Training and Education 2002 Grafton Download Grafton dry rainforest case study (PDF 183KB)
Removal and management of willows in the Upper Cudgegong catchment Cudgegong Catchment Committee 2001 Various Download Cudgegong willow removal case study (PDF 171KB)
Save Blue Gum High Forest - Restore and Educate! Friends of Lane Cove National Park 2001 Ku-Ring-Gai Download Blue Gum forest case study (PDF 160KB)
Willow management within the Wollemi Wilderness/National Park Friends of the Colo 2000 Hawkesbury Download Wollemi willow management case study (PDF 176KB)
'Creating a green link' - Cooks River to Iron Cove Inner West Environment Group 2000 Marrickville Download Cooks River case study (PDF 163KB)

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Restoration and Rehabilitation - Government

Project titleProponentYearLocal government areaCase study file
Wallis and Fishery creeks biodiversity corridors project Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority 2006 Maitland Download Wallis and Fishery creeks case study (PDF 296KB)
Restoring Byron's high conservation value vegetation and corridors Byron Shire Council 2006 Tweed Download Restoring Byron case study (PDF 298KB)
Getting a grip on Cane Toads in Byron and the NSW far north coast Byron Shire Council 2006 Tweed Download Byron Cane Toads case study (PDF 306KB)
Rehabilitation of a section of Jamison Creek - Huntington Reserve Penrith City Council 2006 Penrith Download Jamison Creek case study
(PDF 432KB)
Cape Byron littoral rainforest restoration Cape Byron Reserve Trust 2005 Byron Download Cape Byron littoral rainforest case study (PDF 213KB)
Reducing and eradicating invasive weeds on Lord Howe Island Lord Howe Island Board 2004 Port Macquarie Download Lord Howe case study (PDF 498KB)
Snowy River rehabilitation project Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority 2004 Murrumbidgee Download Snowy River case study
(PDF 414KB)
Protection and restoration of Oxyleyan Pygmy Perch habitat Richmond Valley Council 2004 Richmond Valley Download Oxyleyan Pygmy Perch case study
(PDF 382KB)
Building Bridges to Boorowa North Sydney Council 2004 North Sydney Download Building Bridges to Boorowa case study (PDF 167KB)
Removal of willows and coral trees and riparian restoration Wollongong City Council 2004 Wollongong Download willow and coral tree removal case study (PDF 192KB)
North Katoomba catchment private land rehabilitation remediation Blue Mountains City Council 2004 Blue Mountains Download North Katoomba case study (PDF 144KB)
Creeks Alive community support project Newcastle City Council 2004 Newcastle Download Creeks Alive case study (PDF 151KB)
Williams River riparian best management practice demonstration site Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority 2003 Port Stephens Download William River case study
(PDF 229KB)
Middle Rock littoral rainforest protection and restoration Port Macquarie-Hastings Council 2003 Port Macquarie-Hastings Download Middle Rock littoral rainforest case study (PDF 178KB)
Restoration of seabird nesting habitat on Montague Island Department of Environment and Climate Change 2003 Eurobodalla Download Montague Island case study (PDF 184KB)
Kincumber Creek riparian restoration project Gosford City Council 2003 Gosford Download Kincumber Creek case study (PDF 182KB)
Urban habitat restoration Hornsby Shire Council 2003 Hornsby Download Hornsby urban habitat case study (PDF 134KB)
Providing passage for threatened silver perch at Balranald Weir Balranald Shire Council and Department of Primary Industries 2003 Balranald Download Balranald Weir case study (PDF 172KB)
Camperdown cemetery kangaroo grassland restoration Marrickville Council 2002 Marrickville Download Camperdown cemetery case study
(PDF 250KB)
Wetherill Park bushland rehabilitation & cultural industry initiative Fairfield City Council 2001 Fairfield Download Wetherill Park bushland case study (PDF 173KB)
Restoring core riparian habitat for key threatened species in Wagga Wagga Wagga City Council 2001 Wagga Wagga Download Wagga riparian habitat case study (PDF 166KB)
Lion Island little penguin threat abatement NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 2001 Gosford Download Lion Island penguin case study (PDF 164KB)
Stop the spread of pittosporum on Lord Howe Island Lord Howe Island Board 2001 Port Macquarie Download Lord Howe Island pittosporum case study (PDF 158KB)

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Eco Schools

Project titleProponentYearLocal government areaCase study file
Forster Public School:We dig our veggie garden Forster Public School 2006 Great Lakes Download Forster veggie garden case study
(PDF 228KB)
Dorrigo High School 50th Year Anniversary Garden Dorrigo High School 2006 Bellingen Download Dorrigo anniversary garden case study
(PDF 232KB)
Rainwater tank, worm farm and development of student gardens Bellbird Public School 2003 Cessnock Download Bellbird Public School case study (PDF 142KB)
Stormwater harvesting for aquatic research area Murray High School 2003 Albury Download Murray High School case study (PDF 149KB)
Scone Grammar SEALS (School Environmental Action Leadership Squad) Scone Grammar School 2003 Scone Download Scone Grammar School case study (PDF 157KB)
'Closing the Loop' Waterfall Public School 2003 Sutherland Download Waterfall Public School case study (PDF 160KB)

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Urban sustainability

Project titleProponentProgramYearLocal government areaCase study file
Regenesis Blacktown City Council Urban Sustainability 2006 Blacktown Download Regenesis case study (PDF 286KB)
Sustainable Illawarra Wollongong City Council Urban Sustainability 2006 Wollongong Download Sustainable Illawarra case study (PDF 295KB)

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Page last updated: 05 February 2018