Environment Levy Community Group Grants 2019/2020

Applications are now open for Council's Environment Levy Community Group Grants. The program is allocated 20% of the annual Environment Levy budget and is run every year. Applications will remain open for one month and must align with the following Strategy outcomes from Council's Environment Strategy (https://www.gympie.qld.gov.au/environment-strategy):

  • Biodiversity is conserved and enhanced and water quality is improved

  • Greenhouse gas emissions are minimised and our region is resilient to a changing climate

  • Community partnerships support a thriving environment.


Community groups applying for a grant must ensure their project/s focuses on one (or more) of the priorities identified for the Gympie region:

  • Biodiversity and habitat protection

  • Adapting to a changing climate and natural hazard management

  • Improving land management practices to improve water quality and waterway health

  • Energy efficiency and the addition of renewable energy.


In addition, applications need to support the strategic priorities for the region, such as:

  • Align with regional priorities and outcomes identified in the Environment Strategy 2018-2023

  • Align with or be a direct action from the Environment Strategy 2018-2023 or the Koala Conservation Management Plan 2018

  • Be proposed in an area identified for such action within or adjacent to the Environmental Priorities Network Map (where an on ground action)

  • Support for a priority local species identified within the Gympie region.


In order to be eligible to receive an Environment Levy Community Group Grant, the project must meet the following criteria:

  • The project must be within the Gympie Region

  • A Project Plan must accompany the Grant application

  • The project must demonstrate quantifiable environmental outcomes within the Gympie Region area

  • Where relevant, the project must demonstrate how the works will be maintained beyond the project completion date.


The grants can be used to fund on-ground land management activities, community engagement activities, services supporting environmental activities, and/or for enhancing regional knowledge.

The grant application form can be accessed here https://gympie.smartygrants.com.au/environmentlevygrants

Grant applications close 4pm, Thursday, 29 August 2019.

If you have any queries, please email Environmental Planning on environment@gympie.qld.gov.au or call 1300 307 800.


Environmental groups

Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG)

The Burnett Mary Regional Group for Natural Resource Management Ltd is the peak coordinating body for natural resource management in the Burnett Mary region.

BMRG is tasked with oversight of such natural resource and environmental management issues as water quality, salinity, and sustainability - sustainable development of the Burnett Mary region's land, vegetation, weeds and pest management, coastal and marine management and water resources.

The BMRG represents the combined interests of the community, industry and government. The group, in partnership with the community, industry and Local Government, has developed a natural resource management Plan for the Burnett Mary region - Country to Coast - a healthy sustainable future". (Extract from the website).

Groups and organisations

Australian Native Animal Rescue and Release Association Inc (ANARRA) - Phone: 5484 9111, 288 Greendale Road, Glastonbury. 
Australian Koala Foundation
Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG)
Cooloola Cityfarm
Cooloola Coastcare
Gympie and District Landcare
Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee
World Wide Fund for Nature
Koala Action Gympie Region (KAGR)
Cooloola Nature - 5482 6721
Tiaro Landcare - 4129 2012