Scot MacDonald
29th Jun 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has encouraged the community to apply for grants to help save threatened native wild life in the Central Coast and Hunter regions.

The NSW Liberal National Government has made $9 million available to deliver more local projects to save threatened species.

Under the program individual grants of up to $350,000 are available for projects that will run for 7 years and will require a contribution from the successful organisation including local community groups, business and councils.

“Saving threatened species can be as simple as planting native vegetation, weed programs or research projects that involved people of all ages keeping a record of a specific bird or animal,” Mr MacDonald said.

“I am strong supporter of the NSW Liberal Government’s Saving our Species program. I have seen its practical efforts on the ground and urge interested groups in the Hunter and Central Coast to apply.”

“All applicants are strongly encouraged to develop and deliver projects with other collaborating partners.”

Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said “The new grants program is designed to maximise the number of species that can be secured in the wild under the NSW Government’s Saving our Species initiative.

“Saving our Species is investing $100 million over five years to secure populations of threatened species in the wild. Projects are currently in place for some 350 species.

Applications are currently open until 13th August 2018.

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