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