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Senator the Hon Robert Hill
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Minister for the Environment
25 December 1997
Federal Environment Minister Robert Hill has announced grants totalling almost $1.7 million for voluntary conservation groups.
The grants to 66 environment groups will be made under the Grants to Voluntary Conservation Organisations Program (GVCO).
The GVCO program supports conservation organisations by providing funding for administrative costs rather than specific projects. Organisations are assessed on their ability to contribute to the national, state and regional environmental effort.
Senator Hill says the grants recognise the important role voluntary organisations play in environmental issues.
"These groups are a key component in the effort to raise public awareness of the environmental challenges we face. They also can provide direction and technical expertise to the community in their efforts to work for a better environment.
"In helping the community to work for clean air, water, beaches, wilderness, and diverse flora and fauna, these groups provide a focal point for community effort."
Three new groups will benefit from this year's funding:
The program provides support to a range of groups across Australia including Environment Victoria ($108,000), Queensland Conservation Council ($108,000), Australian Conservation Foundation ($100,000), Nature Conservation Council of NSW ($97,500), Conservation Council of SA ($95,000), Conservation Council of WA ($83,000), World Wide Fund for Nature Australia ($65,000),Environment Centre NT ($65,000), and Tasmanian Environment Centre ($50,000).
The funding also supports high profile national organisations such as Keep Australia Beautiful ($70,500) and Clean-up Australia ($20,000) as well some less well known but important groups such as WA's Men of the Trees ($10,000), SA's Trees for Life ($10,000) and the Big Scrub Environment Centre in NSW ($5,000).
A total of $1,653,500 has been allocated in this year's grants. A full list of recipients for 1997-98 is attached.
Matt Brown, Senator Hill's Office, 06-277-7640 or 0419 693 515
Margaret Clarke, Environment Australia, 06-274-1072
December 25, 1997
GRANTS TO VOLUNTARY CONSERVATION ORGANISATIONS 1997-98
|Alternative Technology Association||12,000|
|Australian Committee for IUCN||25,600|
|Australian Conservation Foundation||100,000|
|Australian Ecological Society||6,000|
|Australian Marine Conservation Society||14,200|
|Australian National Parks Council||6,000|
|Australian Rainforest Conservation Society||21,000|
|Australian Rivers and Mineral Policy Institute||8,000|
|Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers||13,000|
|Clean Up Australia||20,000|
|Humane Society International||15,000|
|Keep Australia Beautiful National Association||70,500|
|Marine Education Society of Australasia||8,500|
|World Wide Fund for Nature Australia||65,000|
|NEW SOUTH WALES|
|Albury-Wodonga Environment Centre||10,000|
|Big Scrub Environment Centre||5,000|
|Murray Darling Association||25,000|
|National Parks Association of New South Wales||23,000|
|Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales||97,500|
|North Coast Environment Council||9,000|
|OZ Green (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network)||8,000|
|Shortland Wetlands Centre||9,500|
|Total Environment Centre||22,000|
|Australian Platypus Conservancy||8,000|
|Centre for Education & Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES)||8,000|
|Field Naturalists Club of Victoria||9,000|
|Goulburn Valley Environment Group||5,600|
|Victorian National Parks Association||38,500|
|Cairns and Far North Environment Centre||15,000|
|Capricorn Conservation Council||10,000|
|Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council||6,500|
|Mackay Conservation Group||6,500|
|National Parks Association of Queensland||9,000|
|North Queensland Conservation Council||10,000|
|Queensland Conservation Council||108,000|
|Sunshine Coast Environment Council||7,600|
|Toowoomba and Region Environment Council||6,000|
|Wide Bay Burnett Conservation Council||5,000|
|Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland||17,500|
|Conservation Council of Western Australia||83,000|
|Denmark Environment Centre||6,000|
|Environment Centre of Western Australia||30,000|
|Malleefowl Preservation Group||8,000|
|Men of the Trees||10,000|
|South West Environment Centre||24,000|
|WA National Parks and Reserves Association||4,500|
|Wildflower Society of WA||8,000|
|Conservation Council of South Australia||95,000|
|Nature Conservation Society of South Australia||15,500|
|Trees for Life||10,000|
|Launceston Environment Centre||15,000|
|Tasmanian Conservation Trust||47,000|
|Tasmanian Environment Centre||50,000|
|Arid Lands Environment Centre||25,000|
|The Environment Centre N.T.||65,000|
|AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY|
|Canberra and South-East Region Environment Centre||27,000|
|Conservation Council of the South-East Region and Canberra||26,500|
|Special Purpose Grant|
|Conservation Council of Western Australia and The Environment Centre of the Northern Territory||9,000|