The Andrews Labor Government is protecting the future of Victoria’s biodiversity through $4.7 million funding for regional projects.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated the Heytesbury District Landcare Network for their Skilling Up Landcare project which has been awarded $16,900.
The funding is being provided through the Labor Government’s Regional Landscapes and Targeted Action initiative.
The initiative supports regional agencies and government partners to undertake a collaborative approach to large-scale projects that deliver strategic management interventions that improve biodiversity.
This funding builds on the recently announced Community & Volunteer Action, and 2018 Crowdfunding Grants. These grants are part of the $86.3 million funding to implement Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037 over four years.
Since the release of Biodiversity 2037, the Government has announced a range of initiatives that support on-ground action, along with the Biodiversity 2037 Implementation Framework, which contains 89 actions that will make biodiversity protection in Victoria more efficient and effective.
These 89 actions will support the significant investment in on-ground action from the Victorian Government, in collaboration with community, Traditional Owners, environmental organisations, agencies, business and industry.
For more information about the Biodiversity On-ground Action program or to apply for a grant, visit: https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/biodiversity/biodiversity-on-ground-action
Quotes attributable to Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria
“These grants go a long way to improving biodiversity and helping us deliver our ambitious environmental agenda – to ensure Victoria’s environment is healthy, valued and protected for years to come.”
“This collaborative approach to biodiversity management is giving community groups the skills, knowledge and manpower to undertake this important work.”
“Local groups – like Heytesbury District Landcare Network – are best placed to deliver these projects to improve biodiversity in our community.”