The Federal Member for Aston, Hon Alan Tudge MP, is encouraging the Knox community to apply for grants to set up tree planting and vegetation projects.
As part of the Federal Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme, grants are available to re-establish native vegetation, create greener spaces to improve amenity of local areas, and improve habitat spaces for animal species.
Individuals, community groups, local schools, conservation groups and landholders can apply for grants between $20,000 and $100,000 as part of the $50 million investment into the program over the next four years.
20 Million Trees projects can be carried out on public or private land, where there will be a community and environmental benefit to Knox.
Mr Tudge said the funding grants could greatly improve Knox’s public spaces.
“These grants could be used to revitalize some of our ageing parks and open spaces through new trees and environmental projects.
“If you know an environmental project you would like to see completed, apply for a grant and make it happen,” said Mr Tudge.