Grants available to help shire’s gardens flourish

August 14, 2017 by  

Caringbah residents are being invited to apply for grants to help the area’s natural beauty flourish.

A total of $20,000 is on offer as part of Sutherland Shire Council’s Greenweb Grants.

Mayor Carmelo Pesce said eligible locals whose property has been earmarked on the Greenweb map, can apply for up to $2000, which is to go towards landscaping and native bush regeneration. Mayor Pesce said:

“Over the next 10 years the team at Council has plans in place to protect, sustain and grow our natural environment here in Sutherland Shire.

“To achieve this, we need the passion of our community to get involved and be part of programmes like Greenweb to ensure we don’t just maintain the Shire’s natural beauty, but we all support nature to flourish.”

The Greenweb map features key bushland areas which have been connected to create natural corridors allowing animals and native plants to move and thrive adjacent to the scenic environment.

According to the Mayor, thousands of reserves, parks and backyards have team up to make up the network which, he said, is positively enhancing the area’s biodiversity and natural beauty, as well as its native species, many of which have been highlighted in local gardening catalogues.

Free gardening consultations and property inspections are provided all year round by Council’s Greenweb Officer. Applications close on August 31.