More than 60 Landcare groups around the state will benefit from a $2.1 million funding to boost the number of Victorian Landcare facilitators.
The Andrews Labor Government funding will be used to deliver 10 new Landcare facilitator positions across the state to increase the effectiveness of the Victorian Landcare Program.
In the Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority region, funding will provide one Landcare facilitator to support areas covering;
- Chum Creek
- Croydon Hills
- Dixons Creek
- Steels Creek
- Wonga Park
The addition of 10 new Landcare facilitators across the state will complement the existing 68 Landcare facilitators.
Landcare facilitators provide support to Landcare groups and networks, and in turn support for local environmental projects.
A review of the Victorian Landcare Program and Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program recommended that up to 10 new Landcare facilitator positions be created to increase the coverage of Landcare facilitator support
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has worked with the Landcare Community Advisory Group and the Port Phillip & Western Port Catchment Management Authority to determine the areas for new Landcare facilitator support in the region.
More information on the Victorian Landcare Program and Landcare can be found at: www.landcarevic.org.au
Quotes attributable to the Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes
“The Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program has brought new energy, ideas and approaches to long running challenges in Landcare across Victoria, and I look forward to seeing the results of this investment in the Yarra Ranges region.”
Quotes attributable to the Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane
“This new position will enhance the geographic coverage of Landcare and provide more support for vital Landcare activities in Warrandyte and Croydon.”