The Andrews Labor Government has announced an additional $4 million in community grants funding for 110 projects across the state as part of its support for the Biodiversity On-ground Action program.
When announcing the funding, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said local community initiatives will receive part of the $4 million in funding to help protect, improve and expand habitats for Victoria’s native plants and animals.
“The community grants will enable local conservation groups in Western Victoria to address threats and safeguard biodiversity”, Ms Tierney said.
Projects to receive funding in Western Victoria include:
The Basalt to Bay Landcare Network
Project: Protecting Pretty Hill
Funding Allocated: $49,270
Lismore Land Protection Group
Project: Protecting Remnant Habitats along Mt Emu Creek and Nerring Wetlands
Funding Allocated: $49,990
Far West Friends of the Hooded Plover
Project: A Time for Hope: Strengthening Hooded Plover Monitoring and Protection in South West Victoria
Funding Allocated: $17,671
Woorndoo Land Protection Group
Project: Diversifying and Extending a Restored Native Grassland in South-Western Victoria
Funding Allocated: $38,952
Trust for Nature
Project: Brolgas and Bandicoots – Pallisters Reserve, Port Fairy
Funding Allocated: $23,604
Project: Bert Alsop Track Rehabilitation
Funding Allocated: $45,810
Surf Coast and Inland Plains Network
Project: To Protect and Enhance Fragmented Indigenous Vegetation Including Threatened Ecological Communities Through Bio Links
Funding Allocated: $24,640
Port Campbell Public Purposes Reserve
Project: Port Campbell Biolinks Project
Funding Allocated: $25,500
Grants of up $50,000 each have been allocated to 110 projects across Victoria.
For more information about the Biodiversity On-ground Action program visit: https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/biodiversity/biodiversity-on-ground-action
Lines attributable to Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria
“Our local volunteers know what needs to be done to get the best outcome for their region. Many within our local communities are already hard at work helping protect and preserve local native flora and fauna.”
“In the last year many dedicated local community groups in Western Victoria helped to reduce threats and improve the survival of threatened species.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is committed to protecting Victoria’s biodiversity and encourages Victorians to learn more and participate in their local community.”