2015 Environmental Grants - Winners Announced

The City's Environmental Grants program is designed to assist and encourage schools and community groups in carrying out environmental projects within Vincent.

This year we received four applications and we are pleased to announce all four were successful. Congratulations to North Perth Primary School, Mount Hawthorn Primary School, North Perth Community Garden and Transition Town Mount Hawthorn.

North Perth Primary School

North Perth Primary School has recived funding to assist in the design and construction of a water-wise native garden with play elements on the currently degraded south-east bank of the North Perth Primary School oval. Teachers, parents and students will all be involved in the planning, building and maintenance of the project. The aim of the project is to demonstrate how to use reclaimed materials in unconventional ways and to educate students on ecology, biology and the benefits of native gardens.

Mount Hawthorn Primary School

Mount Hawthorn Primary School has received funding to assist in the installation of a native garden adjacent to the newly constructed undercover area and basketball courts. The project will involve the construction of a limestone wall, soil improvement, planting of natives and mulching. The design, implementation and maintenance of the project will involve students and aims to develop the student's practical knowledge and skills in environmental sciences and demonstrate the importance of green spaces and creating more 'livable' areas.

North Perth Community Gardens

North Perth Community Garden has received funding to assist in the expansion of it current composting system to include 'hot composting'. Once the system is set up, the project will utilize putrescible waste and other compostables from local businesses, community garden members and the general public. The aim of the project is to supply the garden with materials which would otherwise have to be purchased and to educate the public on the importance and benefits of recycling waste material.

Transition Town Mount Hawthorn

Transition Town Mount Hawthorn have received funding in order to produce 'No Junk Mail - Living Lightly in Leederville' stickers and associated flyer to supply to residents. In 2014 Transition Town carried out a similar successful project which focused on the suburb of Mount Hawthorn. The project aims to assist and educate residents in reducing paper waste from unwanted advertising material.

For more information on the City's Environmental Grants program or any of the other great Green Initiatives within Vincent, please contact the City's Project Officer - Parks & Environment, Sarah Hill on 9273 6027 or by email at sarah.hill@vincent.wa.gov.au.