$75,000 towards new Environment Levy partnerships

Published: Comments:
Animals Wildlife or Pets Community Environment Sunshine Coast Council

Tiny Koala Joey (Ambrosia) Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Four local organisations will form new partnerships with Sunshine Coast Council this year to help protect and enhance our region’s precious wildlife and natural environment thanks to $75,000 from the Environment Levy Partnerships Funding Program.

The new partnerships for 2018-19 include Koala Rescue Queensland Inc, Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group and Wildlife Rescue Sunshine Coast.

With funding for these groups, in addition to the 18 continuing partnerships,  a total of $609,734 will be invested from the program this financial year.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the Environment Levy Partnerships Funding program allowed council to better engage and work with the community to build effective partnerships to assist in the delivery of environmental strategies, including the Environment and Liveability Strategy 2017.

“The Environment Levy program funds operational expenses for incorporated community organisations for up to three years,” Cr McKay said.

“This year, we are pleased to welcome back three groups – Koala Rescue Queensland Inc, Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens and Lake Baroon Catchment Care Group – who have been partners with the program previously, along with one completely new addition – Wildlife Rescue Sunshine Coast.

“Council officers work with these successful partner organisations to build capacity towards good governance and sustainable practices, with a view to ensuring value for money from ratepayer investment.

“Most importantly, these partnerships are about council working together with the community to protect and enhance our natural environment as we continue to build a pathway to a healthy environment and liveable Sunshine Coast.”

For further information about council’s partnerships and grants programs, visit council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au .

Fast facts

Some recent funding benefits:

  • Since June 2016, Coolum and North Shore Coast Care, working at nine sites, has planted 4465 native plants and removed 918 wheelie bins of weeds in addition to large number of environmental weeds managed in situ.
  • Over the last three years, our six community nurseries have supplied 73,224 native plants that were planted on Land for Wildlife properties.
  • Glasshouse Mountains Advancement Network Inc has established a second koala food plantation at Pinelands Park in partnership with council.
  • Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens and the Maroochy Wetlands Support Group are providing a significant presence at the two centres to assist around 100,000 visitors a year in addition to on-ground works.
Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Cowboys, Titans to play on the Sunshine Coast 12 November 2018 | An all-Queensland NRL pre-season match has been locked in for Sunshine Coast Stadium with the North Queensland Cowboys to play the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday, February 23. More information...
Congestion busting road project opens in Caloundra 12 November 2018 | A project that will help to ease the congestion on some of Caloundra’s main roads is now open to motorists, providing better connectivity to the communities of Golden Beach and Pelican Waters. More information...
Council's Venue 114 empowering the community through In Conversation series 12 November 2018 | With the vision to create awareness, educate, empower and strengthen the community, council's Venue 114 today (November 12) launched the In Conversation series. More information...
It’s been a big year for our creative region 09 November 2018 | More than 33,500 artists, participants and audience members engaged with arts programs and creative projects thanks to Sunshine Coast Council's Regional Arts Development Fund program last financial year. More information...
Journey to Italy this November 09 November 2018 | If you’ve always dreamed about travelling to Italy head to the Big Screen Cinemas in Caloundra from November 20-28 for the next best thing - the Sunshine Coast Italian Film Festival. More information...
New approach to Brisbane Road Car Park redevelopment 08 November 2018 | Sunshine Coast Council has today (8 November 2018) decided to divide the Brisbane Road Car Park site at Mooloolaba into two parcels and call for tenders to design and construct a multi-deck 700 bay car park on the... More information...
Annual report highlights Sunshine Coast progress 08 November 2018 | The Sunshine Coast community will soon be able to check on council’s progress from the past 12 months thanks to the release of its annual report for 2017/18. More information...
Council grants more than $520,000 to local community groups 08 November 2018 | Community groups across the region are set to receive a welcome financial boost, with more than $520,000 in grants endorsed by Sunshine Coast Council today (November 8). More information...
Brisbane Rd Car Park valuation released 08 November 2018 | As at 2 October 2018 the valuation shows that, based on the existing development approval which includes retail, residential, hotel, retirement and the encumbrance of the 704 council-owned, publicly-accessible car... More information...
Cable announcement attracts global accelerator program 07 November 2018 | Global accelerator program SunRamp Australasia has its sights set on Maroochydore and will launch an exciting initiative early next year to attract the next generation of innovators to the Sunshine Coast. More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service