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South West communities benefit in latest round of Forest Products Commission grants

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group secretary Tonina Pinneri.
Camera IconLudlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group secretary Tonina Pinneri. Credit: Shannon Verhagen Picture:

The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration group will share in $40,000 in their mission to restore the iconic South West forest.

The group was one of 21 schools, sports clubs. volunteer bushfire brigades and community groups to succeed in the Forest Products Commission support grants.

The local restoration group will use its money to assist with its restoration of the Ludlow Forest swmill and settlement for tourism use ahead of peak season.

Capel River Girl guides were also successful in their bid for cash and will use the grant to help its members on camps enjoy the State’s fantastic forests.

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South West MLC Jackie Jarvis said it was great to see the grants being used for a range of different reasons, all to benefit local communities.

“It is fantastic to see our State’s sustainable timber industry give back to the South-West community,” she said.

“The 21 organisations... are all worthy recipients with a broad range of projects planned to enhance their local area.

“From planting native vegetation to nature excursions to upgrading infrastructure, the projects will contribute greatly to their communities by encouraging outdoor activity, fostering connection and educating others about forestry and the environment.”

Other successful South West recipients included the Allanson Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, Nannup RSL, Pemberton Heritage History Group, Pemberton Mill Hall Restoration Committee, Nannup Men’s Shed, Lowden Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, Nannup Community Cinema, Pemberton Visitior Centre, Capel Men’s Shed, Leschenault Men’s Shed and Warren Equestrian Centre.

The grants vary from $1,000 to $2000

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