Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.
Senator the Hon Robert Hill
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Minister for the Environment
23 January 1997
Community groups in the Federal electorate of Gilmore are set to benefit from the announcement of almost $90,000 in Coastcare grants.
The funds are part of grants totalling almost $1 million for New South Wales Coastcare to be jointly funded by the Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments.
Federal Environment Minister Robert Hill has announced the funding for the Gilmore projects during a visit to the electorate with Federal MP Joanna Gash.
Senator Hill says the Gilmore projects reflect the growing community interest in the protection of our coasts and beaches.
"Coastcare has been able to provide funding of $89,600 for seven projects in Gilmore.
"These projects range from restoring a valuable remnant bushland area adjacent to Nelson Bay, to efforts to control the spread of Bitou bush in the Culberra Beach region.
"The most important aspect of all of these projects is that it is the local community providing the drive and commitment to restore, protect and manage their local coastal environment.
"The Federal Government is committed to backing the environmental efforts of the people of Gilmore and with the support of Joanna Gash we look forward to being able to build on these projects in the future.'
A full list of Coastcare projects for the seat of Gilmore is attached.
Media inquiries - Matt Brown on (06) 277 7640 or 0419 693 515