Funds delivered for local tree canopy expansion

Published on Wed 15 June 2022 9:09am

The native tree canopy across the federal electorate of Fremantle will grow substantially with the planting of thousands of saplings and semi-mature trees across 10 projects through the Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee program.

The range of projects will result in things like a native food forest of Quandong and Coojong, and the restoration of endangered Black Cockatoo habitat in Bibra Lake; revegetation of Arthur Head west of the Whalers Tunnel in Fremantle; more shade and habitat at Kingstown Barracks on Rottnest Island; and the consolidation of Banksia and Tuart habitat – both threatened ecological communities – in degraded South Fremantle bushland.

Improving and expanding our tree canopy is vital, and a satisfying, achievable action for local organisations.

Together these 10 projects will receive approximately $100,000 to improve biodiversity and habitat, while producing the welcome tangible results needed to foster both wider participation of volunteers and confidence in the value of local, grass-roots environmental stewardship. I congratulate all the grant recipients for the design, intent, and quality of their applications.  These projects will make an enduring positive difference to our environment.

Hilton Primary School P&C$11,000Native bushland enhancement
Coogee Community Garden$14,540Native tree windbreak & habitat
The Wetlands Centre$8,500Habitat for endangered cockatoos
Rottnest Foundation$16,000Kingstown Barracks habitat growth
Coolbellup Community Association$4,200Playground shade & beautification
Beaconsfield Primary School P&C$12,280Amenity & biodiversity improvements
City of Fremantle$7,100Arthur Head revegetation
Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor$9,180Trees at Clontarf Hill-Manning Park
Perth NRM (for Friends of Hollis Park)$6,000Tree canopy enhancement
Bibra Lake Residents Association$4,700Native food forest

Coordinated by local MPs, the Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee federal grant funding was made available to mark the Queen’s Jubilee milestone in each of Australia’s 151 Federal electorates.

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