Environmental Grants

 

Each year Council applies to various state and federal agencies and private organisations for funding to complete environmental projects in the Maitland Local Government Area.  Following is a summary of grants Council has recently received.

2006:

Grant Title

Works to be funded

Amount Received

Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority Funding of the 2006 Environmental Youth Forum $6,677
Community Water Grant Native planting at the new Woodberry Family Centre to reduce erosion and prevent sediment and nutrients entering the nearby wetlands $16,364
Urban Sustainability Grant Project involves education, capital works, maintenance programs, strategic planning, studies of sensitive catchments, review and assessment of urban water management in the Maitland Local Government Area $249,600 
Australian Government Host a Green Corps Team to work on environmental projects Funding provided to Northumberland Network with works carried out in the Maitland Local Government Area

2007:

Grant Title

Works to be funded

Amount Received

Green Power Consumer Education Campaign Promotion of GreenPower and Energy Conservation wtihin the community $7,500
Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Project (NSW Environmental Trust) Project involves archaelogical survey, weed management, planting of native seddlings, and development and distribution of educational material in relation to Woodberry Swamp $83,660
Sustainable Coastal Wetlands Project (Wetland Care Australia) Project involves erection of stock-proof fencing, off-stream watering points, a vegetation survey and planting of native seddlings, and development and distribution of educational material in relation to Wentworth Swamp $20,000
Weeds Partnership Project (Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority) To trial different control methods and raise awareness of African Olive as weed $39,400
Incentives Project (Hunter-Cental Rivers Catchment Management Authority) Suppression of Gleditsea at two riparian sites along Wallis Creek $10,700
River Paramedics Program (Conservation Volunteers Australia and Coal and Allied Trust) Implementation of the Wallis and Fishery Creek Rivercare Plan through protection activities including weeding, revegetation, erosion control and rubbish removal $15,000
 

2008:

Grant Title

Works to be funded

Amount Received

Department of the Environment and Water Resources - Australian Government Inventory Grant Completion of Milestone Five Emissions Inventory as a part of the Cities for Climate Protection Program $4,950
NSW Environmental Trust Enhancing Tenambit Wetland with an Educational Walking Circuit $48,600
Hunter Resource Recovery Maitland Environmental Youth Forum $3,000
NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change Litter Blitz along New England Highway from Thornton to Aberdeen with a cigarette butt blitz in a CBD of each of the Council LGAs $28,097.13
NSW Environmental Trust Groundwater assessment of the East Maitland Gasworks site $136,367 (undertaken as a staged process, and funds utilised depending on results)
Stormwater Levy Contribution Greening Plan Implementation $60,000

2009:

Grant Title

Works to be funded

Amount Received

NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water Litter Education along New England Highway from Thornton to Camberwell with a cigarette butt blitz in a CBD of each of the Council LGAs $33,000

2010:

Grant Title

Works to be funded

Amount Received

Clean Air Grant - NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water Cycling for a Better Maitland - Encouraging greater use of Maitland Cycleways by promoting them to visitors, school students and bike owners.  This is to be achieved through distributed cycleway maps, delivery of two bicycle skills workshop to local youth, a promotional ride to work breakfast, a Cycle Safely poster competition, and development of school based bicycle educational material.  31st March 2010. $22,000
NSW Environmental Trust African Olive Control - New England Hwy - A dense stand of mature African Olives exists along 5km stretch of the New England Hwy between Rutherford and Lochinvar.  It will be removed and replaced with local native vegetation. $60,000
Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority Riparian Revegetation and Willow Removal: Hunter River Lorn - Willow trees along to 100 metre stretch of the Hunter River at Lorn will be removed and replaced with local native vegetation Local residents and conservation volunteers will conduct the plantings and the National Tree Day 2011 event will be held at the site. $10,000
Land and Property Management Authority (Crown Lands) Indian Myna Bird Control Trial - Indian Mynas have invaded Maitland and Council is responding by lending traps to keen local residents and collecting the catches for ethical disposal.  Council will also trap on a larger scale at selected shopping centres, schools and Crown lands. $4,500
Industry and Investment NSW Riparian Revegetation and Willow Removal $8,850
Hunter Resource Recovery Maitland Environmental Youth Forum $3,000
Hunter Water Corporation Walka Water Works Bird Hide - funding to construct an eco-friendly bird hide with disability access and internal wall display describing local birdlife of the area. $10,000

2011:

Grant Title

Works to be funded

Amount Received

Office of Environment and Heritage Home Power Savings Program - this program aims to provide energy assessments to low income houseolds to help with savings on energy bills and to reduce carbon pollution. $6,000
Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority African Olive Roadside Control 2 - this project will attempt to eradicate an emerging infestation of African Olive on the New England Highway between Ashtonfield and Beresfield. $10,000

2012:

Grant Title

Works to be funded

Amount Received

Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority African Olive On-ground Works - funding to control an existing stand of mature African Olive along a 5km stretch of the New England Highway between Rutherford and Lochinvar. $40,500
Australian Government (Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund) African Olive Buffer and Wildlife Corridor - funding to establish an olive-free zone across 12 properties to protect four endangered ecological communities plus create a wildlife corridor between the Hunter and Paterson Rivers. $87,120
Australian Government (Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund) Revegetation of Riparian Landscapes - this grant will see the drainage channel linking Tenambit Wetland to the Hunter River fenced and revegetated. $43,560
NSW Environmental Protection Authority Love Food Hate Waste - This grant will see Council partner with Huner TAFE to prepare, pilot, promote, implement and evaluate a number of workshops to improve education and community awareness of the Love Food Hate Waste principles and practices. $25,000
Hunter Resource Recovery Maitand Environmental Youth Forum $5,000

2013:

Grant Title

Works to be funded

Amount Received

Hunter Water Development of a preschool education kit focussed around the way we use water and how we can manage this use more efficiently. $2,500
Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority Wallis Creek Honey Locust Control and Revegetation - This grant funded the removal of Honey Locust trees from both sides of a 6km stretch of Wallis Creek and the planting of several hundred native seedlings.  $10,500
Local Government and Shires Association of NSW Rehabilitation of Roadside EECs Through Removal of African Olive - This project will reduce the impact of African Olives on endangered ecological communities along Maitland roadsides and will train staff on how to manage these sites.  $47,427
NSW Environmental Protection Agency Woodsmoke Reduction Program - this 6 month program aimed to reduce local wood smoke emissions through better wood heater operation.  $6,000

2014:

Grant Title

Works to be funded

Amount Received

Local Land Services - Hunter Eradicating African Olive Along Wallis Creek - The emerging African Olive infestation along Wallis Creek will be removed before it becomes uncontrollable. $10,000
Hunter Resource Recovery Sponsorship of the 2014 Maitland Environmental Youth Forum $5,500

Local Land Services Hunter

Sponsorship of 2014 Maitland Environmental Youth Forum $1,650

NSW Environment Trust

Strategic African Olive Control throughout Maitland $42,150

Local Government and Shires Association

Weed Control within roadside Endangered Ecological Communities $12,700

2015:

Grant Title

Works to be funded

Amount Received

Hunter Water Funding for Green Communities Workshops across Maitland $2,400

2016:

Grant Title

Works to be funded

Amount Received

Hunter Resource Recovery Sponsorship of the 2016 Maitland Environmental Youth Forum $5,500
Local Land Services- Hunter Sponsorship of the 2016 Maitland Environmental Youth Forum $1,100