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Joint Media Release
Federal Minister for the Environment and Heritage
The Hon. Dr David Kemp
Federal Minister for Trade
Federal Member for Lyne
The Hon. Mark Vaile MP

27 October 2003

Lyne Environment Benefits From $4.4 Million In Government Grants

The environment and natural resources in the Lyne electorate will be on the receiving end of over $2 million from the Australian Government through the $2.7 billion Natural Heritage Trust.

Visiting the Lyne electorate today, Environment and Heritage Minister, Dr David Kemp, said the $2 million, for 33 projects, is in addition to the $2.4 million already provided to Lyne for 78 environmental projects since 1996.

"The Trust has supported a range of on-ground activities in the Lyne electorate, including restoration and protection of remnant rainforest, establishment of wildlife corridors, management of effluent and wastewater, and acid sulfate soil rehabilitation," Dr Kemp said.

Mr Vaile said he was delighted the Federal Government was able to play a direct role in helping to fix local environmental problems.

"Thanks to the local community's ongoing community support, the Trust can continue to deliver environmental outcomes for this region for years to come."

The new projects to be funded are:

Also under the extra $2 million Trust funding, the Australian Government Envirofund has provided small grants to 29 community-based projects in Lyne this year. Three of these have been funded under a special Drought Recovery Round.

Some examples of Envirofund projects:

Some examples of projects already funded in the Lyne electorate include:

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