Green ideas earn grants

30 May 2017

Brunswick, Moonee Ponds and Pascoe Vale benefit from sustainability grants

Two Melbourne primary schools and a community transport group have been rewarded for their environmental and social consciousness with a CityLink Tulla Widening sustainability grant.

Three grants of up to $5000 were this week presented to Brunswick South West Primary School, LINK Community Transport and Pascoe Vale Primary School to help them improve the quality of life in their local communities. 

Member for Pascoe Vale Ms Lizzie Blandthorn and members of the project team were on hand at the schools to present certificates to grant winners.

In Brunswick, students, teachers and the wider community will be encouraged to get more active when new bike and scooter racks are installed across the school.

LINK will put the funds to good use, expanding services in the Moonee Valley area and recruiting and training 10 new volunteer drivers to help elderly and disabled residents to keep vital medical and social appointments.

And up the road, Pascoe Vale Primary School has plans to purchase 206 new books for their library to educate students and their families on the importance of sustainability and protecting our environment. 

The CityLink Tulla Widening project is committed to leaving the local environment in better shape than when works began, and being a good neighbour to the communities we work in.

As part of this commitment, the project is proud to offer sustainability grants to not-for-profit groups located along the CityLink Tullamarine Freeway - between Bulla Road and Power Street - motivated to improve the long-term liveability and sustainability of communities and environments that the project has worked in.

The program will be delivered in two rounds this year, with applications for the second round of funding to open in early July.

For further information, including eligibility and selection criteria, click here or email citylinktullawideninggrants@transurban.com.

Pascoe Vale Primary School wins CityLink Tulla Widening sustainability grant

Pascoe Vale Primary School students will learn more about the environment with new library books