|The Hindmarsh Landcare Network, Rainbow District Landcare Group, Eastern Hindmarsh Landcare Group and the Yanac Broughton Landcare Group are amongst fourteen local conservation groups within the Wimmera Catchment Management area that will share in over $170,000 funding to help preserve the Wimmera’s precious natural environment.
Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced a total of $170,447 in grants from the Victorian Landcare Grants program, which provides funding for our local Landcare and environmental volunteer groups and networks to support local priority projects undertaken in the region.
As well as local staff support and maintenance, larger grants have been allocated to local projects that look to improve biodiversity through revegetation, and remnant vegetation enhancement and protection.
Ms Pulford said grants allocated in the Wimmera include:
Hindmarsh Landcare Network $15,400.
Rainbow District Landcare Group $15,537.
Eastern Hindmarsh Landcare Group $10,000.
Yanac Broughton Landcare Group $4,000.
Kaniva District Landcare Group $14,000.
Telopea Downs Agricultural and Landcare Group $10,240.
Stawell Urban Landcare Group $17,560.
Great Western Landcare Group $16,200.
Jallukar Landcare Group $16,200.
Northern Grampians Landcare Group $18,000.
Concongella Landcare Group $6,900.
Moyston Landcare Group $15,410.
Sandsmere Yarrock Landcare Group $4,000.
Ms Pulford said the Government recognised the important role local Landcare organisations play across Western Victoria.
"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,” Ms Pulford said.
“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,” she said.