Corangamite environment groups have received $191,000 in funding as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.93 million Landcare Grants program.
Announcing the grants, Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the funding will be distributed through the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, which supports local Landcare groups carry out environmental projects to improve regional waterway and land health.
Groups and projects who will receive funding for on-ground works include:
- Alvie Tree Planters for weed control and revegetation works at Red Rock Reserve
- East Otway Landcare Group for enhancing the Bambra wetlands
- Heytesbury District Landcare Network for connecting corridors and improving productivity and community nursery event
- Leslie Manor Landcare Group linking the Leslie Manor landscape
- Lismore Land Protection Group linking the Lismore landscape
- Moorabool Landcare Network’s in a jam with blackberry project
- Mount Leura Mount Sugarloaf Reserves Committee people, place and the plains project
- Weering Eurack Landcare Group reducing rabbit harbour and protecting Beeac’s remnant habitats
- Woady Yaloak Catchment Group on ground Landcare works
- Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group celebration 20 years of Landcare
In addition, 28 community-based environment groups will each receive $500 for group maintenance and support.
The Victorian Landcare program is an important funding source for the regions Landcare groups. Many groups rely on the grants to carry out their important environmental work.
For more information on Victorian Landcare Grants go to www.landcarevic.org.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP
“The Victorian Landcare program is an investment in our future and it’s fantastic to see these local groups receiving grants to support their important environmental projects.”
“This program highlights the great environmental outcomes than can be achieved through cooperation between Catchment Management Authorities, environment groups, local communities and the Victorian Government.”