Seven more major projects have been funded by the NSW Environmental Trust's Urban Sustainability Program.
The recipients of the seven Reserve Grants were announced by the NSW Environmental Trust in May 2007, bringing total Round 1 funding to over $32.8 million for 35 major projects.
Urban Sustainability Program Round 1 Reserve Grants have been awarded to:
- Albury City Council @ $250,000 for
Mitchell Park Estate On-ground Works
- Ku-ring-gai Council partnered by Hornsby Shire Council and Willoughby Council @ $437,100 for
Backyard Landcare, Sydney North
- Kogarah Municipal Council @ $206,800 for
Carlton's Industrial Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program
- Wollongong City Council @ $250,000 for
Water Sensitive Urban Design and Sustainability at JJ Kelly Park
- Bankstown City Council partnered by Sutherland Council @ $1,847,680 for
Mid Georges River Sustainability Initiative
- Wyong Shire Council @ $250,000 for
Tuggerah Lakes Integrated Urban Stormwater Management
- Lismore City Council partnered by Ballina Council and Richmond Valley Council for $584,971 for
Sustainable Environmental Assessment and Action
2007 Round 2 funding
The NSW Environmental Trust will announce grant recipients of Round 2 Urban Sustainability Program funding in December 2007 or January 2008. The total value of Round 2 funding is $50 million.
The three grant streams for Round 2 funding are:
- Urban Sustainability Seed Funding – seed funding to assist in the development of sustainability plans by local government, in partnership with other government agencies, local businesses, community organisations and householders.
- Urban Sustainability Major Projects – grant funding for urban sustainability projects implemented in partnership with other government agencies, local businesses, community groups and householders.
- - Alliances of councils may apply for Major Project grants from $100,000 to $2 million, and
- - Individual councils may apply for Major Project grants from $100,000 to $250,000
- Urban Waterways Initiative – grant funding for projects that address sustainability challenges within urban waterways, with priority catchments including Cooks, Georges, and Hawkesbury-Nepean rivers, Central Coast / Lower Hunter waterways and Sydney Harbour.
Aims of the Urban Sustainability Program
The Urban Sustainability Program facilitates projects that have significant environmental benefit to New South Wales. These projects are delivered by local government organisations in partnership with government agencies, local business, community organisations and householders.
Only those councils (as defined in the Local Government Act), regional organisations of councils and other local government controlled organisations that propose an urban sustainability project for a significant urban area with a population of 10,000 or more are eligible to apply for funding.
It is expected that councils will actively engage other government agencies, local businesses, community organisations and householders in the design and development of projects funded under the Urban Sustainability Program.
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