Engaging With & Empowering The Community
Collaboration with Coastal Crown Land Managers and the community is critical to ensuring the environmental outcomes of the Initiative are achieved. Part of the project is using cutting-edge social research partnered with smart modern communications to build community awareness on the need to protect our coastal sand dune environments. This will ensure the project is self-sustaining for many years to come past the initial investment.
The type of on-ground works to be funded through the Initiative may include:
- Prevention of dune erosion or further dune erosion facilitated by human access, through walking track improvement/rehabilitation, access management, improved protective fencing, and associated signage
- Restoration of dune ‘blowouts’ in primary and secondary dune systems through methods including brush matting and revegetation;
- Protection and restoration of high ecological value dune woodlands; and
- Protection of significant Aboriginal middens within prioritised project areas through actions including protective fencing, and associated signage.
- The Initiative will aim to provide partnerships for the involvement, engagement, training and employment of Wadawurrung Traditional Owners.
Key contacts for more information:
- Project Officer– Anthony Byrne Ph: 0407 885 143 Email: Anthony.Byrne@ccma.vic.gov.au
This project is support by the Corangamite CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund. This project will run until 2023.