Shadow Environment Minister David Crisafulli, Coolum and North Shore Coast Care Vice President Edwin Hamment, AJ Wentworth from Hollow Log Homes and Ninderry MP Dan Purdie. Photo: Supplied
Shadow Environment Minister David Crisafulli, Coolum and North Shore Coast Care Vice President Edwin Hamment, AJ Wentworth from Hollow Log Homes and Ninderry MP Dan Purdie. Photo: Supplied

$20k funding to preserve Coast’s unique biological diversity

At least a dozen new nesting boxes and additional resources will be donated so Coolum and North Shore Coast Care can continue their popular community education program.

Ninderry MP Dan Purdie made the $20,000 funding commitment with Shadow Environment Minister David Crisafulli in Coolum on Sunday.

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Mr Purdie said the research and practical work being done by Coolum and North Shore Coast Care was critical in helping protect and preserve the region’s unique biological diversity.

“These funds will allow Coolum and North Shore Coast Care to continue their research into fauna habitats and allow their ground breaking work with Hollow Log Homes, another Sunshine Coast environmental success story, to continue,” he said.

Mr Purdie said Coast Care had begun the process of replacing wildlife habitats with the help of Hollow Log Homes, who install nesting boxes that target specific species.

Sunday’s announcement will allow Coast Care to conduct an audit on existing nesting boxes, and install up to 12 new Hollow Log homes that are specific for the local fauna of each location.

Remaining funds will be used by the group to continue their important community education program.

Shadow Environment Minister David Crisafulli said the collaboration between Coast Care and Hollow Log Homes was setting a new benchmark in fauna preservation and it was important to see this work continue.

“The LNP has a long and proud history of protecting our state’s pristine environment, and it is through local success stories like the partnership between Coolum and North Shore Coast Care and Hollow Log Homes that we can continue this important legacy,” Mr Crisafulli said.

“We have a responsibility to manage and preserve our local environment for future generations, and that is best achieved when we invest in targeted initiatives like this, which deliver positive and measurable outcomes.”


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