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Wednesday, 25 September 2002
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Senator O'Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, upon notice, on 10 July 2002:

(1) What programs and/or grants administered by the department provide assistance to people living in the federal electorate of Wide Bay.

(2) What was the level of funding provided through these programs and/or grants for the 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02 financial years.

(3) Where specific projects were funded: (a) what was the location of each project; (b) what was the nature of each project; and (c) what was the level of funding for each project.


Senator Hill (Minister for Defence) —The Minister for the Environment and Heritage has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The following table relates to particular grants that are being delivered by my department to the electorate of Wide Bay:

1999-2000 FINANCIAL YEAR

TYPE OF PROGRAM/ GRANT

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/PURPOSE OF GRANT

LOCATION OF PROJECT

AMOUNT1999-2000$

NHT World Heritage Management

World Heritage Executive Officer

Fraser Island

34,500

NHT World Heritage Management

Central Station Camp Ground Development

Fraser Island

300,000

NHT World Heritage Management

Toilet Facilities - Ungowa campground

Fraser Island

45,000

NHT World Heritage Management

Toilet Facilities - Lake Wabby track entrance

Fraser Island

106,500

NHT World Heritage Management

Management of vehicle use

Fraser Island

80,000

NHT World Heritage Management

Lake Allom foreshore works

Fraser Island

50,000

NHT World Heritage Management

Lake McKenzie redevelopment planning

Fraser Island

46,500

Water Watch

Document the effects of catchment activities and land use on downstream (estuarine and marine) values.

Noosa

15,600

National Wetlands Program

Environmental assessment of the Booral Wetlands and develop facilities to permit controlled access for monitoring and public education purposes.

Hervey Bay

30,000

Coasts and Clean Seas Commonwealth Component

Proposal to link Councils two effluent reuse schemes to provide an improved environment and better use of water resources.

Hervey Bay

805,000

Coastcare Program

A plan that addresses foreshore erosion, public access and vegetation management issues.

Tinnabar

14,350

Coastcare Program

Project will address coastal vegetation management of existing Coastcare plantings, further vegetation enhancement at Snapper Creek Heathland area and collection and propagation of local provenance seed stock.

Tin Can Bay

5,375

Clean Seas Program

The project aims to reduce pollution of stormwater entering the Rainbow Beach Wetlands, which discharge to Tin Can Inlet.

Tin Can Bay

53,500

Coastal Monitoring Program

Project to map seagrass beds within Hervey Bay and in particular undertake fine scale mapping within both Dugong Protected Areas and selected seagrass areas where human use/disturbance is increasing.

Great Sandy Strait

50,000

Bushcare

Project to build an educational native plant botanical gardens in highland and lowland locations.

Cherbourg

31,000

Bushcare

Provide incentive scheme to encourage fencing of remnant riparian vegetation on the Dawson River and off stream watering.

Theodore

76,600

Bushcare

Project to enhance, protect, extend and revegetate disjunct vegetation corridors in the Mary River Catchment.

Gympie

178,500

Bushcare

Project to revegetate a 400m section of the Burnett River bank adjacent to the Gayndah township.

Gayndah

17,200

Bushcare

Project will undertake on ground restoration works to protect an area of remnant bushland adjacent to the township of Coalstoun Lakes in the Biggenden Shire.

Biggenden

12,000

Bushcare

The project will implement Land for Wildlife initially in at least seven (up to 14) Local Government Areas in the Wide Bay - Burnett Region of Southeast Queensland.

Hervey Bay

96,600

Grants to Voluntary Environment and Heritage Organisations

Assistance for Wide Bay Burnett Conservation Council to assist with its administrative costs.

Maryborough

4,500

2000-01 FINANCIAL YEAR

TYPE OF PROGRAM/ GRANT

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/PURPOSE OF GRANT

LOCATION OF PROJECT

AMOUNT2000-01$

NHT World Heritage Management

Toilet facilities - Lake Allom

Fraser Island

55,000

NHT World Heritage Management

Eli Creek Boardwalk reconstruction

Fraser Island

200,000

NHT World Heritage Management

Ablution Block - Dundubara campground

Fraser Island

160,000

NHT World Heritage Management

Base Funding for WH Committee operations

Fraser Island

36,000

Water Watch

This project will focus on producing scientifically accurate data to document the effects of catchment activities and land use on downstream (estuarine and marine) values.

Noosa

15,600

National Wetlands Program

Undertake an environmental assessment of the Booral Wetlands and develop facilities to permit controlled access for monitoring and public education purposes.

Hervey Bay

30,000

Coastcare Program

Project to improve the safety and sustainability of foreshore beach access.

Torquay

8,800

Coastcare Program

Project to collect data related to the health of seagrass in the Hervey Bay area for a DPI databank.

Hervey Bay

18,766

Coastcare Program

Project to train community volunteers and produce visual materials to identify and systematically record relevant macro-invertebrate fauna during ongoing Seagrass-Watch quarterly monitoring.

Hervey Bay

7,636

Coastcare Program

Environmental assessment of the Booral Wetlands and develop facilities to permit controlled access for monitoring and public education purposes.

Noosa

19,100

Clean Seas Program

Project to install a Continuous Deflective Separation (CDS) Pollutant control device and conduct stream improvements on the Hillyard St (Pialba) drainage path, which leads directly into Tooan Tooan Creek, and to install an aeration fountain in Tooan Tooan Creek.

Tooan Creek

179,700

Clean Seas Program

Project to install a Continuous Deflective Separation (CDS) Pollutant control device and piped beach outlet at the foreshore near Pilot Street in Urangan to reduce overall pollution entering the Great Sandy Strait from land based inputs.

Urangan

189,530

Bushcare

To encourage fencing of remnant riparian vegetation on the Dawson River and off stream watering.

Theodore

76,650

Bushcare

The project seeks to enhance, protect, extend and revegetate disjunct vegetation corridors in the Mary River Catchment.

Gympie

178,500

Bushcare

The project will undertake on ground restoration works to protect an area of remnant bushland adjacent to the township of Coalstoun Lakes in the Biggenden Shire.

Biggenden

12,000

Bushcare

The project will implement Land for Wildlife initially in at least seven (up to 14) Local Government Areas in the Wide Bay - Burnett Region of Southeast Queensland, with the objective of expanding the program to all 21 Shires over a period of 2-3 years.

Hervey Bay

92,600

Grants to Voluntary Environment and Heritage Organisations

Payment to Wide Bay Burnett Conservation Council to assist with its administrative costs

Maryborough

4,050

2001-02 FINANCIAL YEAR

TYPE OF PROGRAM/ GRANT

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/PURPOSE OF GRANT

LOCATION OF PROJECT

AMOUNT2001-02$

NHT World Heritage Management

Base funding for WH Committee operations

Fraser Island

40,000

NHT World Heritage Management

Eli Creek Boardwalk reconstruction

Fraser Island

250,000

NHT World Heritage Management

Central Station Campground development

Fraser Island

140,000

NHT World Heritage Management

Sediment Traps to protect Lakes environment

Fraser Island

60,000

NHT World Heritage Management

Lake Wabby Lookout carpark and toilets

Fraser Island

130,000

NHT World Heritage Management

Management of vehicle use

Fraser Island

80,000

Rural and Regional Historic Hotels Program:

Restoration of Mulgildie Hotel and Miners Arm Hotel.

(a)Mulgildie(b)Torbanlea

(a)15,909(b)6,841

Cultural Heritage Projects Program:

Conservation of Maryborough Customs House

Maryborough

9,090.91

Product Stewardship - Waste Oil

Banana Shire Council - Construction of storage facilities at four Shire landfills and two Shire transfer stations

Moura, Theodore, Wowan, Baralaba, Thangool Hambin

26,633

Product Stewardship - Waste Oil

Wondai Shire Council - Construction of waste oil collection sites in Wondai Shire

Wondai and Proston

7,950

Water Watch

This project will focus on producing scientifically accurate data to document the effects of catchment activities and land use on downstream (estuarine and marine) values.

Noosa

15,600

Coastcare Program

Sediment, water, salinity sampling to ascertain if a problem exists with rural and urban runoff/floods. Relationship between marine animals and seagrass recovery. Relationship between Forestry (pine) and mangrove dieback. To prove or disprove perceived problem.

Hervey Bay

19,396

Clean Seas Program

To install a Continuous Deflective Separation (CDS) Pollutant control device and piped beach outlet at the foreshore near Pilot Street in Urangan to reduce overall pollution entering the Great Sandy Strait from land based sources.

Urangan

1,500

Bushcare

This project will coordinate and integrate action planning, information exchange, catchment education, vegetation monitoring and native fisheries migration activities as identified in the Dawson River Catchment Strategy.

Theodore

39,900

Bushcare

Build upon the achievements of the Wide Bay-Burnett Land for Wildlife project by extending its coverage to include the entire Wide Bay-Burnett region and undertaking extended data collection and digital GIS mapping projects.

Hervey Bay

92,600

Grants to Voluntary Environment and Heritage Organisations

Payment to Wide Bay Burnett Conservation Council to assist with its administrative costs

Maryborough

4,050