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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

New projects reflect importance of environment in Indigenous life

Date posted: 2 November 2011

Indigenous groups around New South Wales (NSW), including seven Local Aboriginal Land Councils, have been among the biggest beneficiaries of a $1.5 million funding boost by the NSW Government to help protect environmentally important country.

The money has come from the NSW Environmental Trust, a grants management body which aims to encourage groups to work towards a more sustainable future.

The Indigenous component of that program - Protecting our places - seeks to preserve land that is culturally significant to Indigenous people.

The money is also used to support education projects about the environment and its importance in Indigenous life.

Some of the funded projects include a bush tucker trail, a program to stop the illegal hunting of wild animals, bush regeneration activities, and a 'cultural aquatic values' project that will educate Indigenous and non-Indigenous people about the value of aquatic environments to the traditional people of the local area.

For a full list of the Protecting our places grants that were awarded, see links below. 


Aboriginal Programs Officer
NSW Environmental Trust
PO Box 644
Parramatta NSW 2124
Ph: (02) 8837 6399


Last updated: 2 November 2011
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