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Creating jobs on country and investing in the bush

Acting Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, Eva Lawler today announced $549 307 in funding for seven Aboriginal Ranger Groups under the Land Management and Conservation Fund, part of a key election promise of the Territory Labor Government.

The Government is investing in the bush through its Protecting Country, Creating Jobs initiative, which will see $4.1 million in grants delivered over two years to ranger groups for essential equipment and $2 million per year over four years for Land Management and Conservation Fund projects that improve and develop conservation practices on Aboriginal land.

“These grants will support jobs on country, delivering economic opportunities in some of the Territory’s most remote communities.

“Aboriginal Rangers provide a crucial frontline role in conservation and natural resource management and these grants recognise and support this important contribution.”

The following organisations have received Land Management and Conservation Fund grants under this latest round:

These latest grants come on the back of a first round allocation of $2.8 million to Aboriginal ranger groups last year for essential capital items and infrastructure as well as Land Management and Conservation Fund projects.

“I thank the Aboriginal Land Management Advisory Group for providing advice and assessing the grant allocations,” Ms Lawler said.

As with other grant programs, recipients will be required to report against key milestones and outputs to ensure the effectiveness of outcomes on the ground.

 

Media contact: Trish Grimshaw 0401 119 242