Community Groups to Green up Kwinana

29/05/2019 10:00 a.m.

​29 May 2019​

Four local Kwinana community groups are the lucky recipients of funds to support their ‘green’ projects.

Mayor Carol Adams said the Kwinana Greening Fund provides financial support for community groups to plant trees native to the Perth Metropolitan area as well as undertake other projects aimed at preserving or rehabilitating natural bushland.

“The Kwinana Greening Fund enables local communities to ‘green up’ spaces that are special to them,” said Mayor Adams.

Provided by the State Government, community groups can apply for several projects and each project can be between 1 to 3 years in duration. There is also the opportunity for several projects to be combined together. The funding for projects comes from a pool of $95,000. The aims of the fund are to increase the urban tree canopy or restore areas of bushland.

The North Parmelia Primary School Parents and Citizens Association have applied for funds to rehabilitate the degraded areas of bushland in and around the school, in particular in an area close to the school drop off area. They will be undertaking weed control and planting to improve the area, increase the school community’s awareness of local flora and fauna, increase green canopy, and promote student’s interaction and connection with nature.   

Deputy Premier Roger Cook said we are privileged to live in such a beautiful and tree rich electorate such as Kwinana.

“It was a pleasure to visit North Parmelia Primary School and support a grant for the planting of trees on the school grounds” Roger Cook MLA said. ​

 “The greening fund is a great way to encourage our youth and schools to participate in beautifying their surroundings by planting trees” he said.

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