Canberra Liberals commit $1.52 million to protect the environment

The ACT’s woodlands, nature reserves and waterways will be protected by a Canberra Liberals Government, Shadow Minister for the Environment Elizabeth Lee said.
A Canberra Liberals Government will deliver $1.52 million over four years to Landcare ACT’s Ginninderra, Molonglo Conservation, and Southern ACT catchment groups.
The catchment groups are widely respected for their sustainable management of woodlands, nature reserves and waterways in the ACT.
Each catchment group will benefit from $130,000 per year for four years.
“The ACT is rich in natural beauty. We have some of the best nature reserves, bush land and waterways in the world,” Ms Lee said.
“This natural beauty inspires us to be good stewards of our environment.
“I am therefore proud to announce a Canberra Liberals Government will guarantee funding over a four-year period to Landcare ACT’s catchment groups.
“The ACT Government’s one-off grant does not provide certainty for the future of Landcare ACT and its community organisations, many of which rely on the goodwill of volunteers.
“Without guaranteed funding, Landcare ACT’s catchment groups will not be able to continue operations. That would hurt the good work being done in the ACT’s nature reserves, waterways and bushland,” Ms Lee said.