Workshop to focus on OEH funds

A WORKSHOP being held in Port Macquarie next month will provide community organisations with an opportunity to learn more about funding offered by the NSW Government for environment and heritage projects and how to plan and deliver a better project.

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is running a series of workshops across the state for community organisations and local councils, with a workshop to be held in Port Macquarie on Wednesday, March 13.

Those people attending will learn more about the grants programs available through OEH including a range of funding under the NSW Environmental Trust, the NSW Heritage Grants Program, the NSW Floodplain Management Program, the NSW Estuary Management Program and the NSW Coastal Management Program.

Other topics to be covered will include best practice project management and information on writing and submitting applications to ensure they have the best chance of success.

Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said the Hastings region faced a range of environmental and heritage challenges including estuary management, coastal erosion, weed management and acid sulphate soils.

She said Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and the local community both played a major role in managing and protecting the local environment, heritage and natural resources in the local region.

Next month’s workshop, she said, would provide them with valuable information about the types of grants available and help them to better plan their work.

The March 14 workshop will be free of charge but those people attending will need to register online at www.environment.nsw. gov.au/grants/workshop.htm

More information is available on the website, or by calling (02) 8837 6320 or 0409 834 648.

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