Grant to give Peregian Beach entrance a facelift

A two kilometre stretch of scrub along the David Low Way at Peregian Beach will receive a much-needed facelift thanks to the Newman Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants.

Member for Noosa Glen Elmes said locals were keen to clear the stretch from the roundabout to Heron Street of weeds and rehabilitate the area using native vegetation.

Mr Elmes said the Peregian Beach Community Association would receive $87,224 to carry out the work with the help of local school students.

“Local volunteers, community and environment groups take great pride in preserving the natural beauty that Noosa has to offer,” Mr Elmes said.

“ As the as the entrance to Peregian Beach and Noosa Biosphere it will be of great benefit to the community to enhance and maintain this area.”

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Andrew Powell said Everyone’s Environment grants will provide $12million in funding to practical environmental projects over the next three years.

“We received more than 200 submissions for Round One grants, totalling almost $9 million in funding requests. Nearly $1.3 million will be allocated under the first phase of the grants program with further announcements of successful first-round recipients to take place in January 2013.”

Applications for round two of the grants will be called in the middle of next year.