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2019 Community support program recipients announced

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2019 Community support program recipients announced

Gippsland Water has announced the 2019 recipients of its $15,000 community support program with Gippsland Rotary Centenary House, Bug Blitz Trust and Mirboo North Golf Club all securing funding to support community-based projects.

Managing Director Sarah Cumming said the quantity and quality of applications received from across the region was impressive.

“The calibre of applications we received not only validated the importance of our community support program, but provided us with insights into some of the fabulous community initiatives that are already happening across Gippsland.”

Ms Cumming said that the following three projects were chosen based on their alignment with Gippsland Water’s values and six priority areas being water; water conservation; water and wastewater education; the environment; public health and community wellbeing:

 Gippsland Rotary Centenary House will install a water tank to capture rain water for use in toilets, washing machines and their gardens. This project supports a valuable community health facility while promoting water conservation.

 Bug Blitz will work with students in Sale to investigate fish species in Flooding Creek, while educating local students on waterway health.

 Mirboo North Golf Club will install a new irrigation system, enabling them to use recycled water from the Mirboo North wastewater treatment plant to water their course which will provide benefits for both the community and the environment.

“These three projects are all great examples of our commitment to partnering with the community to support the health and wellbeing of our region. It’s an essential part of what we do,” Ms Cumming concluded.

More information about Gippsland Water’s community support program and other sponsorship initiatives is available at www.gippswater.com.au/sponsorship.


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