COMMUNITY BIODIVERSITY GRANTS ANNOUNCED

The Andrews Labor Government has announced an additional $4 million in community grants funding for 110 projects across the state as part of its support for the Biodiversity On-ground Action program.

State member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP said that across Macedon, four groups will share in a total of $204,211 dollars that will help them to protect, improve and expand habitats for Victoria’s native plants and animals.“The Andrews Labor Government is committed to biodiversity, and I encourage Macedon residents to learn more about the local environment and the role they can play in its protection” said Ms Thomas.

The community grants will enable the groups to address threats and safeguard biodiversity including:

$46,485 for the Upper Campaspe Landcare Network for citizen surveys for vulnerable Greater Gliders, Powerful Owls and Phascogales in the Central Highlands.

$50,000 for the Trentham District Landcare Group for the Coliban River from Enders Bridge to Trentham Falls biodiversity link.

$36,700 for the Friends of Bald Hill Reserve to support them in enhancing the biodiversity and habitat for threatened species at Bald Hill reserve.

$49,890 for Ashbourne Landcare Group for their biolinks project.

$21,136 for Campaspe River & Land Management group for the riparian rehabilitation along an urban waterway.

For more information about the Biodiversity On-ground Action program visit: https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/biodiversity/biodiversity-on-ground-action