Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has today announced a number of organisations in Barker have been awarded funding under the Morrison Government’s Communities Environment Program.

“This program is all about harnessing the passion of grassroots community organisations to deliver practical local projects that directly improve our local environment,” Mr Pasin said.

Projects funded in the Barker include:

  • $15,000 for the Port MacDonnell Landcare Group to undertake the linking of existing vegetation remnants together by extensive plantings across landscape. 
  • $3,800 for St Martins Lutheran College to undertake their Food Waste Management Project.
  • $20,000 for Naracoorte Lucindale Council to undertake the restoration of 2km of the Naracoorte Creek.
  • $6,475 for The Fathers Farm Inc. to undertake their Whitegood Recycling Program.
  • $18,920 for the Rotary club of Mobilong to undertake the vegetation remediation of degraded Swanport Road roadside park area.
  • $14,000 for Coorong District Local Action Plan to undertake the River Murray Turtle Protection Project.
  • $20,000 for Coorong District Local Action Plan to undertake the Management of environmentally sensitive areas through Pangarinda Botanic Garden.
  • $20,000 for Tatiara Coorong LAP/ Sherwood Fire Recovery committee to undertake the protection of the Sherwood Fire Canopy Cover.

“These projects of restoring environmentally sensitive areas throughout the region and the implementation of numerous waste management schemes will ensure protection and improvement of our local environment” Mr Pasin said.

The Morrison Government is investing more than $22 million in the Communities Environment Program to support local environmental projects in every electorate across Australia, with grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 per project.

A broad range of organisations were eligible to apply, including local community clubs, not-for-profit organisations, landcare groups and schools.

Mr Pasin said that the Communities Environment Program was empowering local community groups to deliver practical local environmental projects that would not only raise environmental awareness but also strengthen the local community.

“I was very pleased with the high quality of applications received from our local community and environmental organisations, and their enthusiasm to undertake practical environmental projects.

“Community groups in Barker are already delivering many fantastic environmental projects, whether it’s planting trees, cleaning up local waterways, reducing litter or protecting native species,” Mr Pasin said.

“This funding for these organisations will help to make our region cleaner and greener for future generations.”