LNP State Member for Moggill, Dr Christian Rowan MP, has announced that $225,000 will be given to local creek conservation groups if the LNP wins the next state election.
Dr Rowan said a Deb Frecklington LNP Government would give grants of $75,000 to the Moggill Creek Catchment Group, the Pullen Pullen Catchments Group and the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network to continue their vital environmental, conservation and community education work across the electorate of Moggill.
“Catchments in the Moggill electorate are home to an incredibly diverse range of native plants and wildlife,” Dr Rowan said.
“The Moggill Creek Catchment alone contains more bushland than any other catchment in Brisbane.
“It is through the tireless efforts of local volunteers that our incredible environment continues to be monitored, protected and maintained. That’s why I’m committed to further supporting this essential work under an LNP Government.”
Chairman of the Moggill Creek Catchment Group, Professor Jim Pope, welcomed the funding commitment and its potential to significantly enhance our local environment.
“This grant will certainly enable us to greatly expand the range of activities that we’re able to carry out within the catchment,” Prof. Pope said.
“It will also help the Moggill Creek Catchment Group deliver additional public education and information sessions, including on the environmental needs of the catchment, as well as helping to further protect local wildlife.
“Christian has always been a very strong supporter of the Moggill Creek Catchment Group, and local conservation in our area.
“We really would like to thank him again for his ongoing support,” Prof. Pope said.
Creek catchment groups in the electorate of Moggill intend to use the funding for practical conservation initiatives, protecting biodiversity, purchasing equipment and, in the case of the Pullen Pullen Creek Catchments Group, collaborating with students at Moggill State School on the establishment of a joint native plant nursery.
Dr Rowan said that the Liberal National Party recognises the need to ensure the ongoing protection of Queensland’s environment and investing in local conservation efforts.
“As a strong advocate for our local environmental protection groups, I’m pleased to have secured this funding commitment to continue the outstanding work by our local volunteers.
“The Liberal National Party is committed to preserving our local environment and supporting local efforts to maintain it for generations to come.”
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