$65,000 for Lismore Aboriginal community group to protect environment

Member for Lismore, Thomas George today announced Jagun Alliance Aboriginal Corporation has received a $65,000 NSW Government grant to protect, conserve and restore local cultural landscapes and waterways.

“The grant funds will go towards the Grassy Cultural Pathways Project at Dorrobbee Grasslands Reserve which aims to build recognition of the important role Aboriginal cultural land management practices play in maintaining our landscapes,” Mr George said.

“The Protecting Our Places grant program aims to increase the amount of culturally significant Aboriginal Land protected, enhanced and managed by local Aboriginal community groups and land managers.”

As part of the program, 12 Aboriginal community groups and organisations across NSW share over $700,000 in funding to undertake various projects.

The program provides opportunities for Aboriginal community groups and organisations to support and build their cultural land management practices.

PICTURE: Shane Ivey - Jagun Alliance Aboriginal Corporation , Oliver Costello - Jagun Alliance Aboriginal Corporation, Thomas George MP VISION: https://www.dropbox.com/s/674zcodrlmitgq7/Dorrobbee_Grassland.mp4?dl=0

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.