08 September 2022
From planting koala habitat areas to waste education – there are so many ways that the Ipswich City Council Ti Tree Bioenergy Funding Program can be used to improve our city’s natural assets.
Eligible projects are funded through annual contributions paid by Ti Tree Bioenergy, for local environment and community focussed projects.
Environment and Sustainability Committee Chairperson Councillor Russell Milligan said funding submissions were open until 30 September.
“The focus is firmly on projects that improve our environment, and we encourage community groups to come forward with innovative and resourceful projects,” Cr Milligan said.
“We especially encourage project submissions that benefit the area around Willowbank, so these funds are invested back into the local community and create positive outcomes for residents and the environment.”
Deputy Mayor and Division 1 Councillor Jacob Madsen said he encouraged residents, sporting clubs and community groups with activities that support our natural environment to apply.
“The Ti Tree Program is quite unique and supports community organisations to improve the local environment,” Cr Madsen said.
“Some of the projects already underway include koala monitoring, park fencing works, and large scale weed removal and replanting with native species at George Hatchman and Mack Park.”
Division 1 Councillor Sheila Ireland said council will continue to investigate ways to protect the natural assets of our city as we work towards a greener future.
“Natural disasters, the effects of climate change and vandalism all have a devastating effect on our environment, and we must work to protect it,” Cr Ireland said.
“This program is a great example of how council, the private sector and local groups can collaborate to develop solutions to environmental problems.”
For more details on Ti Tree Bioenergy Funding go to https://www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/ti-tree-bioenergy-funding-submissions