The Australian Government recently announced $7.4 million in funding to protect and restore Lady Elliot Island and Pine Islet on the Great Barrier Reef.
This funding will support island restoration and revegetation projects.
It will help rebuild and maintain critical habitats on the islands to protect precious native species.
$1.9 million will help restore the native cay vegetation on Lady Elliot Island to build resilience against climate change.
$5.5 million will support the asbestos management plan on Pine Islet. This will enable the removal of asbestos and asbestos contaminated soil from the island.
Traditional Owners will also be supported to lead revegetation work.
This funding is part of the Government’s $1.2 billion investment to protect and restore the Great Barrier Reef.