Sixty-thousand trees will be planted across the Kennedy electorate, with three local organisations sharing in $304,490 in funding through the Coalition Government’s 20 Million Trees Program.
Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said the investment will help to re-establish green corridors for threatened and endangered species.
“I am delighted to announce this funding which will specifically benefit the Southern Cassowary, Mahogany Glider and Torrent Tree Frog,” Senator Macdonald said.
“This commitment delivers real outcomes by securing the future of our unique Far North Queensland landscape and native species.”
Funding will go to the following local initiatives:
- $110,000 to Diane Lucas for the Topaz Cassowary Corridor and Enrichment project which will re-establish critical rainforest habitat through the planting of 25,000 trees
- $100,000 to Brettacorp Inc. for the One Tree Matters project to create direct habitat for the Southern Cassowary and Mahogany Glider through the planting of 15,000 trees
- $94,490 to the Ngyangabarra Traditional Aboriginal Corp for the NTAC NRM Land Care project which will provide a safe haven for the Torrent Tree Frog through the planting of 20,000 trees.
This is the third and final round of the program which will see 20 million trees planted across Australia by 2020.