8 February 2019

  • $887,109 in Community Stewardship Grants for SERCUL and Bannister Creek Catchment Group
  • Will fund six projects to protect and enhance the environment.

Included is $49,430 for weed control and revegetation along the Canning River Foreshore and Yule Brook corridor. This will help create habitat linkages and support native species.

Additionally, $23,950 was provided to Bannister Creek Catchment Group for infill planting and weed control at Bannister Creek Reserve and building community capacity and engagement.

The Community Stewardship Grants will support projects across Perth and regional Western Australia to help restore natural areas, conserve WA’s biodiversity and build the capability of natural resource management groups.

111 successful projects around the state will share in $7.5 Million.

The full list of successful projects in Cannington is as follows:

Recipient Amount Project
Bannister Creek Catchment Group $23,950 Canning Linkage Project(City of Canning)
South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare $24,430 Protecting the Biodiversity Values of Beckenham Yule Brook Flood Plain
South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare $25,000 Canning River Foreshore Restoration
South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare $149,939 Empowering Communities: The Heartbeat of Natural Resource Management.¶(South Metro)
South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare $218,170 Restoration of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes
South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare $445,620 Empowering Communities: Enabling and Sponsoring Volunteer Groups Delivering On-Ground Outcomes


More information on the successful projects is available from the State NRM website http://www.nrm.wa.gov.au


Comments by Bill Johnston MLA, Member for Cannington:

“SERCUL and Bannister Creek Catchment Group do excellent work and I’m pleased that the McGowan Government has been able to support them.

“These projects will make a significant contribution to the protection and preservation of our community’s natural environment.

Comments attributed to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

“The Community Stewardship Grants support on-ground community action to look after WA’s unique and diverse natural resources, native flora and fauna.

“These grants support the outstanding work of local groups and volunteers, who have the knowledge and the passion to deliver the best outcomes for their local environments.

“Our Government has secured ongoing funding for the Community Stewardship Grants, and we are proud to support projects that promote regenerative land management practices and work to protect threatened species and ecological communities.”

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

“The McGowan Government commends the achievements of WA’s local, not-for-profit and volunteer-based groups who care for our natural resources.

“The State NRM Program aims to maintain and build the capacity of community groups to undertake stewardship of natural resources in their local area.

“The groups and volunteers behind these projects are making a vital contribution to the preservation and enhancement of Western Australia’s diverse environments – coastal and marine; agricultural, pastoral and urban; river and estuarine; natural bush; and wildlife sanctuaries.”

Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:

“These projects will build the capacity of WA’s natural resource management groups and will support the sharing of knowledge among the NRM community.

“The State Government is committed to supporting this enormous community effort, providing funds of more than $100 million to support more than 1,400 projects since the State NRM program began in 2009.”