South Coast MP Shelley Hancock announced $73,300 has been given to Nowra Local Aboriginal Land Council to help clean up and prevent illegal dumping on their land.
Nowra Local Aboriginal Land Council is one of three local aboriginal land councils in NSW to receive funding to tackle illegal dumping from round four of the Aboriginal Land Clean Up and Prevention Program.
Mrs Hancock said illegal dumping was an all too prevalent problem.
"These grants can help local Aboriginal land councils take steps to dumping and make a real difference for a local waste problem," Mrs Hancock said.
Since the program began in 2006 it's provided more than $2.1 million to support local Aboriginal Land Councils to clean up more than 6,100 tonnes of waste.
"The program funds clean-up, deterrence and monitoring activities, along with community education. It encourages partnerships and incorporates cultural activities to reduce and prevent the occurrence of illegal dumping," she said.
"The Nowra Local Aboriginal Land Council will use the grant to target seven local spots where illegal dumping is a problem. The project will use mapping tools and collaborate with government agencies, the council and community to not only clean up the dumped waste but also deter future dumping through installing signage and community engagement.
"These grants have been put to great use to tackle local dumping hotspots, and I'd encourage more Aboriginal land councils to consider applying in the next round."
The grants are funded through the NSW Government's Waste Less Recycle More initiative, administered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.