Published On 02 August 2017 at 10:00 AM
Help build our Shire’s natural beauty this August with a share of $20,000 in funding as part of Sutherland Shire Council’s Greenweb Grants.
Grants of up to $2000 per property are available to eligible residents whose land is identified by Council’s Greenweb map, to be used for native bush regeneration and landscaping.
“Over next 10 years the team at Council has plans in place to protect, sustain and grow our natural environment here in Sutherland Shire,” said Mayor Carmelo Pesce.
“To achieve this, we need the passion of our community to get involved and be part of programs like Greenweb to ensure we don’t just maintain the Shire’s natural beauty, but we all support nature to flourish,” said the Mayor.
Greenweb has mapped key areas of bushland in the Sutherland Shire and connected them, creating natural corridors that allow our native plants and animals to move and flourish alongside our beautiful environment.
Thousands of backyards, parks and reserves come together to form the Greenweb network, enhancing our area’s natural beauty and biodiversity with an emphasis on native species.
Council’s Greenweb Officer also provides a free property inspection and gardening consultation service all year round. This service will identify native plants for your area, give advice on landscaping techniques that support our native animals and provide methods to manage and remove pest plant species.
In the 2016/2017 financial year Greenweb Officers conducted over 150 on site consultations and provided 8143 native plant saplings between 631 private properties and 24 local schools included in the Greenweb program.
“Council’s new Community Strategic Plan makes it very clear that Council along with every member of our community has a role to play in protecting our environment, for the benefit of us and our future generations,” said Mayor Pesce.
Applications for the 2017 Greenweb Grants close on Thursday 31 August. For more information on Council’s Greenweb program, grants and your eligibility follow the link below: