La Trobe is one of almost 300 communities across Australia to receive funding under the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
Jason Wood MP today congratulated Australian Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, and Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce for announcing the successful projects that will share in the $5 million of funding under the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants.
Mr Wood said the funding would help the community of Beaconsfield to restore the Cardinia Creek. “I am pleased to announce that this project in La Trobe has been successful in the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants round,” Jason Wood said. “We all have a part to play in caring for the land.
These projects are one way we can ensure that our agricultural practices are sustainable and our natural environment is healthy for future generations,” Jason Wood said. “It’s great to see so many Australian’s getting involved in projects to protect and restore their local environment,” Jason Wood said. “The Australian Government is investing over $2 billion in managing Australia’s natural resources over the next four years.
We are putting Landcare back at the centre of natural resource management.” “These grants are focused on engaging the community to deliver local projects which will have lasting benefits for the environment and productive agricultural landscapes,” Jason Wood said.
Minister Hunt said funding under this component of the National Landcare Programme will support farmers, Indigenous and community groups, including landcare, to enhance the environment and improve management of our natural resource base. Minister Joyce said that 291 projects will receive funding of between $5000 and $20 000. Of these, 148 projects will have a strong agricultural focus and 143 will focus on delivering positive environmental outcomes.
Further information about the National Landcare Programme can be found online at www.nrm.gov.au.
Details of local project are as follows;
|Name of project||Name of Applicant||Funding|
|Cardinia Creek NeighbourhoodRestoration Project||Cardinia CatchmentLandcare Inc||$20,000.00|
For further information please contact the office of Jason Wood MP on (03) 9768 9164 or Atia Cookson via Atia.Cookson@aph.gov.au.