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Monday, 20 August 2012
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Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

(Question No. 1015)


Mr Briggs asked the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, in writing, on 23 May 2012:

In respect of government grants provided to Terrain Natural Resource Management, (a) how many have been provided, and (b) for each grant (i) what was the dollar value, (ii) on what date was it approved, (iii) under what program was it provided, (iv) under what terms was it provided, and (v) what was the purpose.


Mr Burke: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Since 2008, the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has provided 18 grants to Terrain Natural Resource Management for a range of purposes. Grants have been provided under the Caring for our Country Initiative for outcomes such as improving the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon, protecting threatened species and enhancing habitat condition and connectivity, and undertaking environmental recovery works to address immediate impacts from floods and cyclones.

All Caring for our Country grants are subject to standard contracts and their terms and conditions.

The full details of each grant including the dollar value, date approved, the purpose and the program under which it was provided is below.

Program

Program Component

Grant name

Purpose

Approval date

Value GST Inc

Notes

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Reef Rescue

Water Quality Grants and Partnerships - Terrain Natural Resource Management

To improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon over three years from 2009/10 to 2011/12

24/06/2009

$4,270,544

*GST Excl

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Reef Rescue

Water Quality Grants and Partnerships - Terrain Natural Resource Management

Delivering additional water quality grants to sugar cane farmers in the region in 2009/10

21/10/2009

$420,000

*GST Excl

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Disaster Recovery

Regional Disaster Environmental Recovery

To undertake environmental recovery works to address immediate impacts from the flood and cyclone in Queensland in 2011.

23/03/2011

$400,000

*GST Excl

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Regional Base Level

Regional Investment

To improve biodiversity, restore coastal and aquatic habitats, encourage sustainable farm practices and build community skills, knowledge and engagement in 2008/09

23/06/2008

$1,450,000

*GST Excl

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Regional Base Level

Regional Investment

To improve biodiversity, restore coastal and aquatic habitats, encourage sustainable farm practices and build community skills, knowledge and engagement in 2009/10

24/06/2009

$1,459,000

*GST Excl

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Regional Base Level

Regional Investment

To improve biodiversity, restore coastal and aquatic habitats, encourage sustainable farm practices and build community skills, knowledge and engagement over three years from 2010/11 to 2012/13

28/06/2010

$4,377,000

*GST Excl

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Reef Rescue

Water Quality Grants and Partnerships - Terrain Natural Resource Management

To improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon in 2008/09

15/10/2008

$6,502,000

N/A

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Reef Rescue

Water Quality Grants and Partnerships - Terrain Natural Resource Management

To improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon over three years from 2009/10 to 2011/12

24/06/2009

$5,925,448

N/A

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Reef Rescue

Water Quality Grants and Partnerships - Terrain Natural Resource Management

Delivering additional water quality grants to sugar cane farmers in the region in 2009/10

8/02/2010

$330,000

N/A

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Reef Rescue

Water Quality Grants and Partnerships - Terrain Natural Resource Management

To improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon over three years from 2010/11 to 2012/13

7/07/2010

$11,260,112

N/A

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Reef Rescue

Water Quality Grants and Partnerships - Terrain Natural Resource Management

To improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon over two years from 2011/12 to 2012/13

24/06/2011

$8,258,000

N/A

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Reef Rescue

Reef Rescue research and Development Program

Minimising Off Farm Movement of Nitrogen and Phosphorus

7/01/2011

$330,000

N/A

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Open Call Round

Building resilience for Cassowary, Mahogany Glider and Littoral Rainforest

To increase the managed area of habitat critical to the long term persistence of nationally threatened species and ecological communities by supporting on-ground action in two regional biodiversity hotspots, Mission Beach Cassowary habitat (including areas of Littoral Rainforest) and the full extent of Mahogany Glider habitat, areas severely impacted by cyclone Yasi.

4/11/2011

$750,000

*GST Excl

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Community Coastcare

Cattana Wetlands - environmental education for sustainability

The purpose of the project is to promote community awareness of the Cattana Wetland through the development and use of environmental educational materials by James Cook University (JCU) students.

21/11/2008

$27,302

N/A

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Community Coastcare

Local government coastal reserve planning and management in far north Queensland

To improve the habitat and increase connectivity for species of National Environmental significance through improved local government planning and management within 42 coastal reserves in the Cairns and Cassowary Coast Regional councils and Hinchinbrook Shire Council in Far North Queensland .

21/11/2008

$248,500

N/A

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Community Action Grants

Whyanbeel Action Group Biodiversity Enhancement Project

To stabilise eroding riverbanks along the Whyanbeel Creek and revegetate the Whyanbeel Creek to restore the creek's biodiversity and water quality.

8/12/2009

$20,860

N/A

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Community Action Grants

Eubanangee and Wyvuri Wetlands - Community Engagement and Pest Control

To engage local stakeholders and community members in controlling Weeds of National Significance local to the Russell River and Eubanangee and Wyvuri wetlands.

15/10/2010

$18,150

 N/A

Caring for our Country - Natural Heritage Trust

Community Action Grants

Bloomfield River Mouth (Banabila) Reserve Restoration Project

To provide local Indigenous employment opportunities to restore the mouth of the Bloomfield River. Work undertaken will include weed control, revegetation and restricting vehicular access to the site.

1/11/2011

$18,744

N/A

* Denotes the grant funding is provided to Terrain Natural Resource Management via the Queensland State Government.