Noosa Biosphere reserve Grants Round - 2017/18

Six small projects under $20,000 and three large projects share in a total fund of $330,000.

 

PROJECT PROPONENT PROJECT AMOUNT PROJECT SUMMARY
Marine Ecology Education Indigenous Corporation  Noosa Cultural Learning Trail   $19,500 Development of a knowledge bank focussed on understanding the culturally significant landscapes and iconic species within the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.
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Peregian Beach Community Association
Pandanus Preservation Project
$20,000 Protecting Noosa’s iconic Pandanus palm and coastal biodiversity the project aims to halt widespread cases of dieback caused by leafhopper Jamella australiae.
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Sunshine Beach State School P&C Association Bush Tucker Garden and Outdoor Classroom  $2,500 Establishing a native bush tucker garden and revitalising the outdoor learning space while providing better management of the Noosa National Park section within the school.
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Tourism Noosa Noosa Trail Master Plan $19,500 A detailed action and implementation plan for the Noosa Trail Network – a network of eight hinterland trails passing through diverse areas within the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.
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Project partners - Noosa Parks Association & Tourism Noosa Winning World Heritage Recognition
$20,000 A scoping study on the how, what, when and why of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve becoming UNESCO World Heritage recognised on modern cultural heritage grounds.
Zero Emissions Noosa (ZEN) Roadmap to 100% Renewable Energy 
$19,800 Identify the most efficient mix of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures needed to eliminate CO2 emissions arising from electricity consumption in Noosa by 2026.
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University of the Sunshine Coast Koala Forever Noosa $40,000 Securing the future of wild koalas and wild koala eco-tourism, this project focuses on vegetation corridors within the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.
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Noosa & District Landcare Group Keeping on Keeping it in Kin Kin
$123,700 A Noosa catchment priority erosion remediation program to continue to support water quality in the Noosa river system.
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Country Noosa Noosa Hinterland Rural Enterprise Plan
$65,000 Developing an environmentally and economically sustainable plan for the Noosa Hinterland to improve land productivity and sustainable farming practices.
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