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Funding for Goulburn Broken CMA Landcare groups

By Rodney Woods

Projects to fund community efforts to tackle weeds such as blackberry and gorse, upgrade popular walking and cycling tracks, and provide practical land management advice to small, new and absentee landholders have been funded through the latest round of the Victorian Landcare Grants program.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority Landcare and Communities manager Tony Kubeil said more than $260000 of grants would fund 24 projects across the catchment.

“These grants help community natural resource management groups carry out the on-ground works that help protect and improve the catchment’s land, water and biodiversity,” Mr Kubeil said.

The annual program delivers critical funding to those who make significant contributions to caring for the environment through on-ground works, education and community projects.

The grants will deliver 208 Landcare and environmental projects across Victoria’s 10 Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs), supporting more than 500 groups.

Due to the high number of quality applications received across the volunteering sector this year, an extra $1 million in funding has been allocated.

¦For the full list of successful Landcare grant recipients, visit environment.vic.gov.au/landcare