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24 March 2018
Community groups are invited to apply for funding to undertake tree planting projects as part of the Kwinana Greening Fund. Thanks to a generous contribution from the State Government, a total of $95,000 will be available to the community over three years for Kwinana-based projects. The first round of funding is now open and closes 1 June 2018.
City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams encouraged local groups to apply for the funding.
"Green spaces and good tree canopy coverage improve the visual amenity and livability of an area. More trees equal more shade, lower temperatures and a better natural habitat for wildlife."
"I encourage any community group interested in undertaking a project that will increase the City's urban tree canopy or restore bushland to apply for a grant through the Kwinana Greening Fund," said Mayor Adams.
Groups are invited to apply for funding for:
planting trees in parks, reserves or natural areas;
planting street trees; or
preserving or rehabilitating natural bushland.
Deputy Premier Roger Cook said he was very happy to have been able to contribute to this environmental project through the Local Projects, Local Jobs election commitment fund.
"The City of Kwinana's project will ensure that thousands of trees are planted throughout the area and will inevitably make it an even nicer, greener and more inviting place to live and work," said Deputy Premier Roger Cook.
A total of $95,000 will be available to community groups over a three-year period. The initial round of funding will be open for applications from Wednesday 18 April to Friday 1 June 2018.
Mayor Carol Adams, Cr Wendy Cooper and Cr Sandra Lee celebrate the launch of the Kwinana Greening Fund