Illegal dumping on indigenous land

By Riverine Herald

ILLEGAL dumping on Aboriginal land is being put in the spotlight with grants now available through the NSW Government’s Aboriginal Land Clean-Up and Prevention Program.

“These grants are an important tool in the fight to reduce illegal dumping on Aboriginal land,” Member for Murray Austin Evans said.

“Illegal dumping of waste is an all too prevalent problem.

‘‘These grants can help local Aboriginal land councils take steps to tackle the issue.”

The grants are funded through the NSW Government’s Waste Less Recycle More initiative, administered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

The program funds clean-up, deterrence and monitoring activities, along with community education.

It encourages partnerships and incorporates cultural activities to reduce and prevent the occurrence of illegal dumping.

Previously the program has funded clean-up work, surveillance cameras, deterrence signage, education and awareness programs, and bush regeneration.

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