A new perri-urban Landcare initiative will be established under a re-elected Napthine Coalition Government, providing more than $195,000 in funding to the Narracan area.
Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood today announced that local Landcare groups in the Narracan area will receive funding to protect and enhance the local environment.
“Under a re-elected Napthine Government 13 Landcare volunteer groups in the local area will share in $195,000 to fund works that improve the health of our local environment,” Mr Blackwood said.
The following Landcare groups will each receive $15,000:
- Back Creek Landcare Group;
- Bessie Creek / Ararat Creek Landcare Group;
- Bunyip Landcare Group;
- Camp Hill District Landcare Group;
- Cannibal Creek Catchment Landcare Group;
- Drouin Landcare Group;
- Jindivick Landcare Group;
- Labertouche Landcare and Sustainable Farming Group;
- Lardner and District Landcare Group;
- Maryknoll Tracks and Reserves;
- Neerim and District Landcare Group;
- Poowong and District Landcare Group; and
- Ripplebrook Landcare Group.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said this announcement is part of the Napthine Coalition’s election commitment to invest $12 million over three years to support Victorian Landcare groups and networks in Melbourne’s urban and perri-urban areas.
“In 2010, the Victorian Coalition made a commitment to support Victorian Landcare groups well into the future. Today, we continue to deliver on this commitment,” Mr Smith said.
“The Napthine Coalition is dedicated to working with local groups to achieve the best outcomes for the land.
“Working in partnership with volunteers groups, such as those in the Narracan region, is imperative to protecting and enhancing our environment,” Mr Smith said.