Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, today announced the Andrews Labor Government has allocated more than $220,000 to Landcare groups in country Victoria as the part of the $2 million 2015-16 Victorian Landcare Grants.


Ms Symes said the Andrews Labor Government recognises the critical role played by Landcare groups and volunteers in country Victoria in achieving on-going environmental gains.


“The projects being funded this year will deliver important environmental outcomes for the Northern Victoria and I look forward to seeing the results of the volunteers’ hard work in the future,” Ms Symes said.


“The grants are recognition from the Labor Government of the crucial role Landcare volunteers play in protecting and enhancing country Victoria’s environmental health.


“I understand the valuable contribution Landcare groups play to our local communities and the State Government is currently reviewing what else we can do to ensure we support volunteers and groups across country Victoria.”


Please see below list of grant recipients.


Proponent Project title Location Funding
Bethanga Recreation Reserve Committee of Management The Friends of Bethanga Creek Project Bethanga $744
Upper Ovens Valley Landcare Group Connecting Communities to Catchment by developing an Upper Ovens River Action Plan Bright/Harrietville $6,305
Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups Landcare in Action in the Kiewa Catchment Mt Beauty, Kergunyah and Yackandandah $39,944
Warby Ranges Landcare Group Inc. Warby Environmental Boost Project Wangaratta and Glenrowan $20,000
Springhurst and Byawatha Hills Landcare Group Rabbit Round Up Bywatha $5,160
Greta Valley Landcare Group New members, new trees, new beginnings Greta and Wangaratta $20,000
Boorhaman & District Landcare Group Creating Corridors – a direct approach Boorhaman $19,637
Our Native Garden Our Native Garden nursery growing Landcare principles Wodonga $9,365
North East Blackberry Action Group Working collaboratively to achieve sustainable land management in the Walwa catchment Walwa $19,090
Koetong Landcare Group Koetong Creek Catchment Koetong $19,590
Upper Murray Landcare Network Achieving landscape change through a partnership approach in the Upper Murray Corryong $39,706
Milawa Markwood Oxley Landcare Group Clean Water – planting natures filter systems Milawa, Markwood and Oxley $12,959
Friends of German Town Maintenance German Town $500
Bright Community Garden Maintenance Bright $500
Rutherglen Landcare Group Maintenance Rutherglen $500
Benambra, Dinner Plain, Omeo Landcare Group Maintenance Benambra, Dinner Plain & Omeo $500
Wangaratta Sustainability Network Maintenance Wangaratta $500
King Basin Landcare Group Maintenance King Valley $500
Wangaratta Urban Landcare Group Maintenance Wangaratta $500
Whorouly Landcare Group Inc. Maintenance Whorouly $500
Chiltern Landcare Group Maintenance Chiltern $500
North East Ecological Farmers Maintenance Meadow Creek $500
Carboor-Bobinawarrah Landcare Group Maintenance Carboor-Bobinawarrah $500
Springhurst and Byawatha Hills Landcare Maintenance Springhurst $500
Our Native Garden Maintenance Wodonga $500
Burgoigee Creek Landcare Group Maintenance Murmungee $500
Myrtleford and District Landcare & Sustainability Group Maintenance Myrtleford $500
Edi-Black Range Catchment Group Inc. Maintenance Edi Upper $500
Beechworth Urban Landcare and Sustainability Group Maintenance Beechworth $500
$           220,256