The Community Environment Grants Program through two rounds of funding has successfully funded thirty-three projects that demonstrate environmental outcomes through the delivery of revegetation and supporting activities, weed and pest animal control, fencing and access track construction or improvement works that protect and manage environmental values and habitat conservation and threatened species biodiversity.
A Painkalac Creek project that was funded through this Community Environmental Grants Program has restored a terrestrial wetland and habitat for threatened species of mammals near the Great Ocean Road in Victoria.
The project included the planting of 6,000 native trees and understory plants and direct seeding of grasses, weed control, mulch and fencing to protect the plants from kangaroo grazing.
Over 600 hours of volunteer work was undertaken by local environmental community group ANGAIR and young environmental science students were supported to undertake management work and advance their skills and knowledge as part of the project.
The change in the property from bare grazing land to flourishing wetland, emerging riparian vegetation, and sclerophyll woodlands with adjacent native grassland is dramatic.
This project links to the Wild Otways small mammals research in the nearby coastal dunes and a privately funded independent study by Professor Barbara Wilson, where EPBC listed Swamp Antechinus have been found, emphasising the importance of vegetation continuity and refuges in the Painkalac Valley.
We’re excited to announce $855,000 worth of applications have been currently approved. View the list of approved projects below.
|Applicant||Project Title||Grant amount|
|Wye to Wongarra Landcare||Trees for Tawnys||$6,860.00|
|Hordern Vale Glenaire Landcare Group||Connecting the fragments and Otway wet forest and coastal dune biolinks||$43,605.40|
|ANGAIR Inc||Moonah woodland revegetation at Fairyland Nature Reserve on the Anglesea River||$11,970.00|
|ANGAIR Inc||Rehabilitation and protection of Painkalac Valley terrestrial wetland and habitat for threatened species||$50,519.00|
|Barongarook Landcare Group||Community groups restoring a fifty kilometre Central Otway wildlife corridor, the Old Beechy Rail Trail||$83,105.00|
|Upper Barwon Landcare Network||Restoring the headwaters of the Yan Yan Gurt creek||$45,716.00|
|ANGAIR Inc||Blackwattle Track woody weed removal||$23,080.00|
|Upper Barwon Landcare Network||Habitat restoration in the Pennyroyal Valley||$93,429.00|
|Upper Barwon Landcare Network||Protecting and rehabilitating water sources and remnant bushland in the Gerangamete region||$72,746.30|
|Heytesbury District Landcare Network||Sherbrooke River corridors: protection, propagation and revegetation||$48,096.00|
|Camperdown Timboon Rail Trail Committee of Management||Control of exotic weeds to enhance biodiversity and protect indigenous species and communities.||$29,390.00|
|Binnawee Co-operative Ltd||Revegetation of the Wild Dog Creek in Binnawee property||$15,487.00|
|Southern Otway Landcare Network||A trial floral diversification of a historic revegetation project in Apollo Bay||$41,250.00|
|Southern Otway Landcare Network||Southern Otway Landcare Network – Wongarra revegetation project, 2021-2023||$24,200.00|
|Conservation Ecology Centre||Ensuring habitat for the Leafy Greenhood Orchid||$36,450.00|
|Friends of Eastern Otways||Environmental weed control Moggs Creek, Great Otway National Park and coastal reserve||$13,157.75|
|Surf Coast inland Plains Landcare Network||Protecting biodiversity in the Surf Coast hinterland||$22,040.00|
|Port Campbell Public Purpose Reserve||Port Campbell Biolinks Project||$27,460.00|
|Forrest & District Community Group||Forrest holly removal and indigenous revegetation – Hennigan Cres||$22,413.00|
|East Otway Landcare||Habitat regeneration in the Bambra bushland||$8,541.00|
|Trust for Nature||Working together to enhance wet forest habitat in Apollo Bay.||$26,026.00|
|Southern Otway Landcare Network||The Barham River Restoration Project||$92,383.50|
|Southern Otway Landcare Network||African Weed Orchid (Disa bracteata) Eradication on the Marengo Airstrip||$17,875.00|
We’re excited to announce $141,868 worth of applications have been currently approved. View the list of approved projects below.
|Applicant||Project Title||Grant Amount|
|ANGAIR Inc (Anglesea and Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora and Fauna||Painkalac Salt-wedge Reserve Revegetation||$16,310|
|The Friends of Eastern Otways||Closure and rehabilitation of informal track Fairhaven/Moggs Creek, Great Otway National Park||$3,318|
|Conservation Ecology Centre||Deployment of Conservation Detection Dogs in the Fight Against Feral Cats in the Otways.||$19,700|
|Surf Coast inland Plains Landcare Network||Continuing to Protect Biodiversity in the Surf Coast Hinterland||$19,340|
|Upper Barwon Landcare Network||Returning the marsh to Deans Marsh||$19,910|
|Birregurra Landcare||Riparian Zone Enhancement & Plant Propagation||$6,310|
|Hordern Vale Glenaire Landcare Group||A helping hand for habitat: Supporting sustainable revegetation for biodiversity conservation at Cape Otway||$10,010|
|Trust for Nature||Henriksen Sanctuary and Marriners Lookout – wet forest restoration and community engagement in the Otways||$19,950|
|Southern Otway Landcare Network||Willow removal, fencing and revegetation of a local waterway||$8,650|
|Upper Barwon Landcare Network||Improving water quality and habitat restoration in the Pennyroyal Valley||$18,370|
This project is funded by the Australian Government. This project will run until 2023.
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