Funding aims to help restore Wrights Creek
THE Palaszczuk Government has funded a Cairns Urban Landcare project to improve biodiversity and reduce erosion at Wrights Creek.
The $49,992 grant has gone directly to the Cairns group for their environmental efforts.
Causes of erosion in the Wrights Creek area include deforestation, feral pigs and feral cats.
Treasurer Curtis Pitt (above) said the Cairns Urban Landcare project would include the planting of 8000 native plants and removal of litter from the area.
“This funding will also go to- wards controlling feral pigs and cats on the site to reduce erosion,” he said.
Earlier this week Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the grant was just the start of an environmental focus from the State Government.
“A re-elected Palaszczuk Government will reintroduce effective legislation and establish a $500 million Land Restoration Fund. This fund will kick start a new land management industry which promises to contribute as much as $8 billion annually to the Queensland economy by 2030,” she said.