Bonner students and locals will benefit from greater access to environmental education thanks to a grant received from Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta.

Mr Vasta advocated and secured $2,800 for the Bulimba Creek Catchment Group as part of the Federal Government’s $22.5 million Stronger Communities Programme.

Mr Vasta said this funding will enable the group to expand its existing outdoor classroom and facilities and enable greater education opportunities within the Bonner community.

“Wayne Cameron and the team at B4C take such pride in local bush regeneration and providing education to locals and schools they’re a very valuable part of this community and I’m proud to advocate on their behalf to continue this work,” said Mr Vasta.

B4C Catchment Manager Wayne Cameron said this funding will enable B4C to construct and erect 15 fauna nest boxes (hollow log homes) on poles to expand its education program.

“The community will benefit from being able to see and learn more about the local environment and the fauna that live within it, it will also enable us to inspire others through hands-on activities, and empower locals to consider what they can do for the local environment.

“The project will bring together school communities, local bush care groups and local residents in the area for positive and practical learning and environmental outcomes through education projects and activities such as this one,” Mr Cameron said.

The nesting boxes are expected to be finished and erected by March 2019.