Nominations are being sought for The Advisory Committee for the Regional Environment (ACRE). ACRE is an advisory/consultative group of up to 15 members who sometimes attend Waikato Regional Council meetings, and liaise with staff and councillors and make submissions on the council’s environmental policies and plans.Read More »
An agreement to be signed by Waikato Regional Council with WEL Energy Trust will help to end poverty, fight inequality and act on climate change.
Councillors voted unanimously last week to sign the partnership and funding agreement, which will see WEL Energy Trust commit $3 million over five years to the Waikato Wellbeing Project.Read More »
Waikato Regional Council has secured $5.535 million in Government funding for quick-start restoration projects, including $2.825 million towards creating a green corridor along the lower Piako River from the Kopuatai wetland to the Hauraki Gulf. This project is expected to create 47 new jobs.
Waikato Regional Council is inviting applications to its Environmental Initiatives Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide grants to community projects that directly benefit the environment or provide environmental education. Funding up to $40,000 is available. Projects may be funded for up to three years. Applications are open this month and close 5 pm 27 July 2020. Funding up to $40,000 is available. Projects may be funded for up to three years. Applications are open this month and close 5 pm 27 July 2020.
I was elected as Thames-Coromandel representative on the Waikato Regional Council on an election platform for the need to take strong action in response to the climate crisis. I am therefore thrilled that Regional Council has unanimously agreed that an assessment of climate change implications will be required in the preparation of all relevant reports to the council. Read More »