Biodiversity, natural icons, Landcare projects, coasts and critical aquatic habitats to be addressed

$1.8 million grants for Grey projects from Caring for our Country for regional areas of South Australia was announced today by the Australian Government under the Caring for our Country Open Grants.

Grants of between $80,000 and $400,000 will assist catchment management bodies, farmer and community groups, universities and industry organisations with environmental and sustainable farming projects.

Annette Hurley, Duty Senator for Grey said, “These grants will do much to protect Australia‚Äôs unique natural environment and to make real and measurable progress towards the sustainable management of our natural resources.

Caring for our Country provides funding for sustainable farming practices; biodiversity and natural icons; Landcare projects; coasts and critical aquatic habitats and other initiatives.

The Australian Government is taking a comprehensive approach to improving the environment and sustainable farming, encouraging organisations to continue to work together to deliver real outcomes.

The funding is part of the $2.25 billion earmarked for the first five years of Caring for our Country, launched in July this year.

Coober Pedy Regional Times