New nesting boxes for native wildlife, and school garden sanctuaries for native pollinators are among the projects funded in Lake Macquarie City Council’s latest round of Environmental Sustainability Grants.
Council this week approved grant funding for five projects across the city, supporting community projects that improve the local environment and inspire sustainable behaviour.
Council’s sustainability manager Alice Howe said the diversity of projects supported in the latest round of funding reflected the innovative ways people in Lake Macquarie tackled environmental issues.
“Sustainability is not just about veggie gardens and compost bins,” Dr Howe said.
“The projects we’ve supported will have a real and lasting impact on our local environment.
“They also provide inspiration to the rest of the community – showing us innovative ways we can all embrace more sustainable practices.”
Council awards two rounds of Environmental Sustainability Grants each year. Applications for the next round of grants open in February.
Winners of the latest round were:
- Coal Point Public School P&C Association, Native Pollinators Garden Sanctuaries - $3000;
- Hunter Wildlife Rescue, Anybody home? Nesting boxes for wildlife - $2500;
- Terra Australia Cultural Endeavours, Newcastle Waldorf School Bush Food and Bush Craft Gardens - $2099;
- International Erosion Control Association, Get flocced workshop and demonstration - $2500; and
- St Mary’s Catholic College, St Mary’s Green Café and Cafeteria - $2655.