|Joint Media Release with Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari
Six Northern Territory projects are among 195 projects in regional and local communities to be funded under the Coalition Government’s $450 million Regional Land Partnerships program.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and CLP Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, said the announcement underlined the Government’s commitment to the NT which will benefit from the important on-ground work that will be delivered under the program.
In the Territory, the Territory Natural Resource Management (Territory NRM) Incorporated will deliver these six projects, with $12.97 million in funding,” Senator Scullion said.
“These projects will deliver local outcomes such as improved soil, biodiversity and vegetation and helping protect threatened species.”
Ms Price said one project was about protecting the Central Australian Cabbage Palm and the Northern Hopping-mouse, Woorrentinta, in the Top End.
“One project will protect the extraordinary natural values of Kakadu National Park and ensure its World Heritage Properties are looked after. Another project will aim to protect the native vegetation and biodiversity on farms, which is good pastoral business,” Ms Price said.
“While Labor remains intent on shutting down the live export trade and hurting all of our rural industries, the CLP remains committed to supporting our farmers and their future. I am delighted to be part of a government that is delivering for the bush.”
“The Regional Land Partnerships is a vital cog of the Government’s $1 billion investment under Phase 2 of its National Landcare Program.”
Senator Scullion said under the Regional Land Partnerships, the Government has committed $450 million over five years to help deliver local and regional-scale projects that support environmental and sustainable agriculture outcomes across the country.
“So far, we have locked in $414 million through this initiative to support regional and local projects help us meet the needs of our local communities and deliver on our national priorities and international obligations.”
For further information about Regional Land Partnerships, visit: http://www.nrm.gov.au/
Authorised by Senator N. Scullion, Country Liberals, Darwin, NT.