Volunteer community groups working to protect and preserve Victoria’s coastal landscapes will share in almost $250,000 funding through the 2018 Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program.
The recipients were announced at the recent Victorian Coastal Awards, which recognise and celebrate the outstanding work and commitment of individuals and groups along Victoria’s coast.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said two community groups in Victoria’s south west received grants to support their efforts to conserve coastal and marine ecosystems across Victoria.
The south west recipients include:
- Heytesbury District Landcare Network – $14,200 for their Controlling Incursion of Coast Wattle Project on the Peterborough Foreshore.
- Warrnambool Landcare Network – $9,970 for their 2018-19 Thunder Point Coastal Reserve Community Conservation Project.
The Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program supports community groups that are committed to the conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of coastal and marine environments along Victoria’s 2,500 kilometres of coastline.
The Victorian Government awarded grants of up to $10,000 for one-year and $15,000 for two-year projects that include revegetation, monitoring native shorebirds and animals and protecting cultural sites.
For a full list of successful recipients, visit http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/coastcare
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“We are fortunate to have a wealth of passionate volunteers in Western Victoria committed to looking after our coastline for the benefit of local communities and visitors alike.”
“Supporting these dedicated community groups is an investment to protect and preserve our unique coastal environments for the enjoyment of all Victorians into the future.”
“I congratulate the successful groups on their initiative and commitment to our environment and encourage others in the electorate to access the range of grants programs offered by the Government in the future.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio
“The Victorian Government is committed to supporting these community groups to continue their efforts to make significant and lasting improvements to our coastline.”