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Tuesday, 11 August 2009
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Senator Mason asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, upon notice, on 5 February 2009:

With reference to the Government’s funding of organisations and projects between 3 December 2007 and 20 January 2009:

(a)   which organisations and projects within the Moncrieff electorate received funding from the department;

(b)   how much funding did each organisation or project receive; and

(c)   for what purpose was each funding commitment made.


Senator Wong (Minister for Climate Change and Water) —The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

The following organisations and projects which received funding from programs administered by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (the department) in my areas of responsibility were clearly defined as being located within the Moncrieff electorate. It is possible that other activities within the electorate may have been funded by the department, however these have not been identified due to projects being administered over a wide geographic region - for example projects which cover natural resource management regions which overlap with the electorate. Details of funding from programs administered by the Water Divisions of my Department are being provided by the Minister for Climate Change and Water in response to Question on Notice No 1277.

Program

Project  Description

Recipient Name

Total

Grants to Voluntary Environment and Heritage Organisations (GVEHO)

The program provides administrative funds to help community-based, not-for-profit environment and historic heritage organisations to value, conserve and protect Australia's natural environment and historic heritage for current and future generations.

Friends of Federation Walk

$2,300

GVEHO

As above

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

$1,500

GVEHO

As above

Gold Coast and Hinterland Historical Society

$1,500

Festivals Australia

Possibilities Project funded a 50 minute projection based live performance that incorporated dance and music. It featured athletes with disabilities and the limitless possibilities sports and other activities offer these individuals.

Gold Coast Film Fantastic Ltd

$17,380

Low Emission Technology Abatement - Strategic Abatement

This project demonstrates greenhouse gas abatement achievable through the installation of a new high tech resource monitoring and control system in homes at the Ecovillage at Currumbin.

Gold Coast City Council

$80,300

Solar Homes and Communities Plan

Cash rebates are paid to householders and owners of community use buildings for installation of photovoltaic systems (conditions apply).

Various

$251,929

Solar Hot Water Rebate Program

The Australian Government is helping Australian households install climate friendly hot water technologies. Cash rebates are available in eligible circumstances to install solar and heat pump hot water systems to replace electric storage hot water systems in existing privately owned homes.

Various

$40,000

Green Vouchers

The previous Government's Green Vouchers for Schools Program supported schools in installing rainwater tanks and/or solar hot water systems. Following feedback from schools, the Government is replacing this program with a new, more flexible initiative, the National Solar Schools Program.

Gilston State School

$48,904

Green Vouchers

As above

Emmanuel College

$50,000

Green Vouchers

As above

Trinity Lutheran College

$15,100

Green Vouchers

As above

Musgrave Hill State School

$23,348

Green Vouchers

As above

Merrimac State School

$49,818

Community Water Grants

Nerang State High School will save water by replacing inefficient toilets, taps and urinals with more efficient models. This project will save 842,250 litres of potable water each year.

Nerang State High School

$49,654

Community Water Grants

Southport State School will save water by installing rainwater tanks for irrigation. This project will save 259,661 litres per year.

Southport State School

$49,528

Community Water Grants

Nerang Community Bowls Club will save water by installing tanks to collect and store rainwater from the roof. Harvested rainwater will be used to flush toilets and to irrigate the greens. This project will save 1,358,484 litres of water per year.

Nerang Community Bowls Club

$46,911

Community Water Grants

The Kumbari Avenue School Water Efficiency Project will install flow control valves and dual flush toilets. This project will save 934,800 litres of water per year.

The Kumbari Avenue School-Gold Coast

$49,868

Community Water Grants

Gold Coast Pistol Club Limited will save water by installing rainwater tanks, plumbing an irrigation system, bore capping, controlling leaks and installing sensors. This project will save 100,320 litres of water per year.

Gold Coast Pistol Club Limited

$50,000

Community Water Grants

St Kevin's School will save water by upgrading their irrigation system and installing water tanks. The harvested rainwater will be used to irrigate their playing fields. This project will save 1,650,000 litres of potable water per year.

The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane

$49,160

Community Water Grants

Gold Coast City Council will save water by capturing rainwater from Gold Coast Stadium roof. The water will be stored in rainwater tanks and be used for irrigating the oval and flushing of public toilets. This project will save 1,700,000 litres of water per year.

Gold Coast City Council

$129,750

Community Water Grants

Merrimac State High School will save water by installing rainwater tanks. This project will save 1,022,371 litres of water per year.

Merrimac State High School

$50,000

Community Water Grants

The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane will save water by installing water tanks. Harvested rainwater will be used to flush toilets and   to irrigate the grounds or washing outdoor equipment. This project will save 316,109 litres of water per year.

The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane

$48,030

Community Water Grants

Worongary State School will save water by retrofitting dual flush toilets and water efficient taps. This project will save 592,350 litres per year.

Worongary State School

$48,847

Community Water Grants

The Broadbeach Kindergarten will save water by installing a rainwater tank. The harvested water will be used to irrigate grounds. This project will save 20,000 litres of water per year.

The Broadbeach Kindergarten Association

$5,745

Community Water Grants

This project will save water by installing slow flow devices at Miami State School. The school will install constant flow control valves, dual flush toilets, and waterless urinal systems. The project will save 665,140 litres of water per year.

Miami State High School

$39,782

Community Water Grants

This project at Southport Pony and Hack Club will save water by installing tanks to store harvested rainwater which will then be used to irrigate the arena. The irrigation system will also be upgraded to increase water efficiency. This project will save 201,600 litres of water per year.

Southport Pony and Hack Club

$49,958

Community Water Grants

This project will save water at Mermaid Beach Bowls Club through the installation of water tanks. Rainwater will be used to flush toilets and irrigate gardens. The project will save 1,965,360 litres of water per year.

Mermaid Beach Bowls Club Incorporated

$16,327

Community Water Grants

This project will save water at Guardian Angels Primary School by installing water tanks for flushing toilets and irrigation. Dual flush toilets will also be installed. The project will save 1,920,000 litres of water a year.

The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane

$49,896

Community Water Grants

This project will save water at Musgrave Hill State School by upgrading the amenities block, installing dual flush toilets, waterless urinals and slow flow devices. This project will save 963,000 litres of water per year.

Musgrave Hill State School

$42,245

Community Water Grants

This project will save water at Southport State High School by installing rainwater and stormwater tanks to collect water for irrigation. The irrigation system will also be upgraded, installing slow flow devices, moisture sensors and evaporation control. This project will save 1,378,000 litres per year.

Southport State High School

$48,792

Natural Resource Management Envirofund

This project will enhance the current capacity of the BeachCare program to engage with the local community and facilitate community dune planting activities. Activities will include establishing a new BeachCare site, site preparation at three existing sites and one new site, weed management, planting of 600 native coastal species, distribution of flyers to the local community, development of project plans for each site and a community awareness and training event. The project will improve the health of the local dunes through enhancing the biodiversity and managing weeds within an urbanised coastal area.

Griffith University

$20,073

Natural Resource Management Envirofund

This project will develop a resource kit to increase knowledge and awareness of the vegetation communities within threatened coastal dune areas and the importance of this vegetation to the coastal ecosystem, to be distributed to the local community and schools.

Griffith University

$9,781

Natural Resource Management Envirofund

This project will build the knowledge and awareness of Gold Coast Catchment Groups around issues relating to natural resource management in the coastal and marine environments of the region. Two major capacity building events will be held. A local catchment management forum and planning workshop for on-ground groups and a catchment management technical support and technology fair will be held to develop skills and knowledge for resource managers in planning for sustainable use and management of marine and coastal resources.

Gold Coast Catchment Association Inc

14,826

$1,451,251