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Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board receives funding



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Wednesday 18 July 2012

Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board receives funding

Nick Champion, Member for Wakefield, today welcomed support for the Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board under the Gillard Government’s Caring for our Country program.

Caring for our Country provides funding to support communities, farmers and other land manages to do work to protect Australia’s natural environment.

Under the latest round of funding, the Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board will receive $154,000 to protect riparian refugia in the Wakefield River Catchment.

Nick Champion, Member for Wakefield, said the funding would allow the Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board to continue their good work.

“I am pleased to welcome the increased support for the Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board under the Caring for our Country program,” Nick Champion said.

“The Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management Board will be able to continue their important on-ground work, protecting our environment.

“This is an important project that will strengthen our local environment and make an important contribution to Australia’s overall resilience to climate change.”

Under the Caring for our Country 2012-13 business plan, 66 new projects across the nation will be granted funding of $12.5 million to protect Australia’s natural environment and safeguard its iconic natural places and species.

“Caring for our Country continues to provide our local community with support to help us care for our unique natural environment.

“Local people have the local knowledge and practical solutions to help better conserve our natural environment and improve the ways we manage our farmlands in a sustainable way.

Media Release Nick Champion MP Federal Member for Wakefield

“This project will benefit the Wakefield River and help us achieve a better protected and more resilient environment.”

As part of this year’s Budget the Gillard Government announced it will continue its commitment to Labor's flagship Caring for our Country program for another five years, providing $2.2 billion from 2013-14 to 2017-18.

For more information about Caring for our Country visit www.nrm.gov.au.

Media Contact: Mathew Werfel 8284 2422 - 0417 805 384