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North Queensland Indigenous communities are being urged to apply for Queensland Government grants to sustainably manage natural and cultural resources on their land.
Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew Powell said $500,000 was available under the Newman Government's North Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Grants to help support on-ground management of land and sea resources. 'The program enables skills development, the passing on of knowledge between generations, protection and improvement of natural resources, preservation of heritage values and jobs for the local community,' said Mr Powell.
Under the program North Queensland Indigenous communities have access to grants up to $50,000 to support activities that:
The closing date for applications is 31 October 2013 and successful applicants will be announced by the end of the year. Further information about how to apply for the North Queensland Indigenous land and sea grants program and examples of previous successful grant projects are available at www.ehp.qld.gov.au
Source: Queensland Government, The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory, Department of Environment and Heritage protection.
North Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Grants
Ph: (07) 4222 5524