The Federal Member for Barker, Mr Tony Pasin MP, today visited Faith Lutheran College to congratulate the college on their successful application under the $5 million Environment Small Grants component of Phase Two of the National Landcare Program.

“I am proud to congratulate two recipients in the Barossa who will be receiving Australian Government grant funding to deliver natural resource management activities that will improve the quality of our local environment,” Mr Pasin said.

“Through the National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants opportunity, the Australian Government is investing $5 million, through one-off grants of between $5,000 and $50,000, in community projects which are delivered at the local level but contribute to national environment priorities.

“The Government is looking forward to working with the successful grant recipients across Australia to carry out projects that help to protect, rehabilitate and restore environmental assets in our communities.

“I am delighted to hear that our community members are taking up this opportunity to address the environment issues that matter most to them.

“We all have a role to play in natural resource management and we can all contribute to the protection and restoration of our local environment,” Mr Pasin said.

The successful projects funded under the National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants range from invasive pest and weed management, to revegetation and erosion control efforts.

Successful projects in the Barossa are:

  • Faith Lutheran College Inc’s project to provide fencing and revegetation of the Faith Lutheran College ‘Bush Block’ that will help to establish a ground layer by planting native plant species to improve the ecological condition and replace the lost and underrepresented habitat for Indigenous fauna.
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran School’s project E.D.E.N – Explore, Discover, Engage with Nature that will help to use the school’s community and curriculum to provide positive environmental outcomes with a main focus on the creek.

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