$34 Million for Natural Resource Management Projects

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The Federal Government has announced it will deliver $34million of projects in the electorate of Grey to enhance natural resource management.

Five environmental organisations across Grey have received the funding boost under the Government’s $450 million Regional Land Partnerships program.

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said that the projects will focus on recovering vulnerable ecological communities, protecting threatened species addressing soil issues.

The Eyre Peninsula Natural Resource Board will receive more than $6m for a number of projects addressing soil and native vegetation and saltbush treatment.

The Southern Australian Arid Lands NRM will receive more than $10m through the program to tackle soil erosion and support the vulnerable yellow-footed rock wallaby population.

Minister for the Environment, Melissa Price, said the 195 projects had been targeted to achieve the best value for money, allowing natural resource management groups to protect their local environment.

“We believe working in partnership with local communities delivers the best results, and this funding allows individual organisations to deliver projects tailored to the specific needs of those communities,” Minister Price said.

“Of the investment under this program, $170 million will help protect and recover Australia’s threatened species and ecological communities.

“It has been encouraging to see our delivery partners actively leading the way by focusing their efforts on regional and local projects that align with our national priorities, such as improving the prospects of plants and animals listed under our Threatened Species Strategy.”