We all need to do our bit to help care for our local environment. Whether it’s recycling, planting trees or participating in a local clean up event at a park near you, every bit helps.


Recently, I secured funding for projects through the Morrison Government’s Communities Environment Program to plant new trees in koala corridors, restore our local waterways, remove noxious weeds and other projects. Some of these include:

  • A river restoration project for the South Pine River at Eatons Hill, removing weeds, stabilising river banks and re-vegetating the area with native plants. Led by Moreton Bay Regional Council in partnership with the Pine Rivers Catchment Association, Pine Rivers Rivers Community Nursery at Kumbartcho Sanctuary.
  • Beautification of Everton Glen Reserve by removing weeds from the area and improving cleanliness at the little Cabbage Tree Creek waterway led by the Brisbane Bunya Lions Club.
  • Rehabilitation of the Bunya Old School Reserve by targeted weed control and planting native plants led by Moreton Bay Regional Council and the local bushcare group.
  • A Clean Up event at North Pine River to engage the local community and attract new participants to join in caring for the area. Led by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
  • Tree planting at Bells Pocket Road to increase habitat for our native wildlife. Led by Pine Rivers Koala Care.
  • Tree planting and koala habitat restoration in Joyner at the reserve opposite Nelson Road. Led by Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Community Native Garden Workshops to help locals plant personalised gardens specialising in native flora. Led by the Bunya Community Environmental Association.

These are just some of the projects I’ve been able to help secure funding for in our community.



To help make recycling correctly easier, the Federal Government has released these changes to labels on packaging.

The Australasian Recycling Label (ARL)

You can find out more by visiting Planet Ark’s website.


If you have an idea, please keep it in mind for any future rounds of funding under this, or other Federal Government programs. By working together we can care for our community and help make our region an even better place to live.