The Sydney Coastal Councils Group (SCCG) and Parramatta River Catchment Group (PRCG) have been successful in securing a $90,000 grant from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in the Own It and Act: Round 6 Community Litter Grant funding stream.
The grant will fund the development of a Regional Litter Prevention Strategy (RLPS) for the Greater Sydney Harbour catchment. Over the next five years, the strategy aims to reduce litter to Greater Sydney Harbour including the Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers by 50 per cent.
The strategy will create a unified and coordinated approach to litter prevention across the Greater Sydney Harbour catchments, by establishing clear actions and programs that can be embedded in all participating councils and community organisations.
Work on the strategy will commence early 2021.