LNP candidate for Mt. Coot-tha, Saxon Rice, today announced a $30,000 funding commitment for three environmental groups undertaking clearing and re-vegetation work in Brisbane’s inner-west.
The Vera Street Community Garden Group, the Toowong Creek Rehabilitation Group, and the Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN)/Ithaca Intact Group will each receive funds of $10,000 under an LNP government for their initiatives protecting the inner-west’s local environment.
Saxon Rice said the secured funding is part of the LNP’s “Everyone’s Environment” grants – a $12 million commitment over 3 years – working with local communities to improve our natural environment and make a difference in our local backyards.
“These three environmental groups are magnificently contributing to our community by protecting our environment for all Brisbane inner-west residents to enjoy into the future,” Ms Rice said.
“It’s fantastic to be able to announce these grants which will be delivered in our first year, so these amazing groups can continue their essential work in enhancing the sustainability and liveability of our great part of Brisbane.”
“An LNP government will invest in practical local actions that deliver real environmental improvements, and the Vera Street Community, the Toowong Creek Group and SOWN are certainly doing that by cleaning up our waterways, planting trees and restoring land, and enhancing the natural beauty of our local community.”
Saxon Rice also announced today secured funding of $10,000 to assist the Bardon Lions Club with provision of much-needed equipment.
“Through our Caring for our Community programme, the LNP’s grants will ensure the great work of the Bardon Lions Club continues and expands,” Ms Rice said.
“The Bardon Lions and their volunteers make a valuable contribution to our community, and the LNP team will take action to support their activities.”
“But for this to happen there must be a change of government. It’s time for a change, but this change won’t happen by itself.”
“With your help a strong and united LNP government will get Queensland back on track.”