Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Ku-ring-gai Benefits from Sustainable Riding Grant

Bike rider in green area

A project to equip the Ku-ring-gai community with educational events promoting environmentally sensitive recreation has been awarded $28,500 through the 2021-22 NSW Environmental Trust Environmental Education program.

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC said the project was one of nine to share in almost $1 million in funding state-wide.

“I am pleased to announce Ku-ring-gai Council will receive funding to educate BMX and downhill mountain bike riders and Trail Care volunteers to protect the environment and adopt sustainable behaviours,” Mr Henskens said.

“We live in a biologically diverse and ecologically important area and we all benefit from protecting its significance and sensitivity. The events will promote the sustainability of our natural areas during riding skills training to combine biking with conservation.”

Environment Minister James Griffin said the nine grant recipients will help to educate communities about threatened species recovery and address the effects of climate change.

“Education is crucial for encouraging the community to protect the environment and adopt sustainable behaviour in their everyday actions,” Mr Griffin said.

“These projects enable communities at a grass-roots level to connect with their local environment to enable real change.

“From the NSW north coast to Nowra, these grant recipients have demonstrated ingenuity in creating innovative ways to develop, broaden and transform their community’s knowledge.”

The grants are awarded across two funding tiers. Tier 1 grants are up to $60,000 each over 2-3 years for small-scale projects that address specific, local issues.

Tier 2 grants are up to $250,000 each over 3-5 years to enable the design of solutions for complex and enduring environmental problems using contemporary thinking.

More information is available online.