Federal Member For Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications

COLEMAN: 20 MILLION TREES BY 2020 STARTS NOW WITH NEW FUNDING

David Coleman, Federal Member for Banks, is inviting local schools, councils, community groups and environmental groups to apply for funding under the first round of the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme.

“The Australian Government is committed to working with the community to plant 20 million trees by 2020 to re-establish green corridors and urban forests,” Mr Coleman said.

“Local groups can apply for grants between $20,000 and $100,000 to help set up their own 20 Million Trees project.

“This funding can be used to re-establish native vegetation, and create greener spaces to improve the liveability of our local area while increasing and improving the habitat to support our threatened species”.

The Australian Government is investing $50 million over the next four years in to the 20 Million Trees Programme.

“This programme is an important part of the Government’s total investment in natural resource management which amounts to over $2 billion over the next four years,” Mr Coleman said.

More information about the programme is available at www.nrm.gov.au/20-million-trees