The Australian Government’s Wild Otways Initiative
The Australian Government’s Wild Otways Initiative is a $6 million investment from the Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund to improve conservation outcomes in the Otways region.
The Initiative comprises of six projects, with funds being distributed to support the following areas:
• Community Environment Grants Program (Investment Stream 1)
• Five Commissioned Sub-Projects (Investment Stream 2)
The Wild Otways Initiative focuses on projects being undertaken in the areas from Jan Juc/Bells Beach to Peterborough, the Great Otway National Park, and hinterlands, and will be delivered through to June 2023.
Visit the Community Environment Grants Program page for full details.
Visit the Five Commissioned Sub-Projects page for full details.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Australian Government’s Wild Otways Initiative?
The Australian Government’s Wild Otway initiative is a three-year $6m commitment towards threatened species management and pest animal control in the greater Otway’s region. The Initiative includes the delivery of a broad and inclusive environmental community grants program and five commissioned sub-projects, which include pig and deer eradication, fox and cat management, Phytophthora (a plant pathogen) management, small mammal conservation and rewilding in the Otways.
How do I find out more?
Australian Government Wild Otways Initiative website page will be updated regularly with more information when the on-ground works begin. Our CCMA media channels will also be an outlet for project updates. If you would like to receive our regular project Communique please subscribe below to be apart of our distribution below.
Where is the Initiative being delivered?
The project area for the initiative covers the area from Jan Juc/Bells Beach to Peterborough, and the Great Otway National Park and hinterlands (Otways Region) in South West Victoria.
How long does the Initiative go for?
The initiative will be delivered in the Greater Otways region of Victoria over the next three years to June 2023.
Key contact for more information
- Project Officer– Anthony Byrne Ph: 0407 885 143 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is supported by The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, through funding from the
Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund