North East Land­care groups get $175,000 in fund­ing

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

MORE than $175,000 in grants has been al­lo­cated to lo­cal Land­care groups after La­bor Up­per House mem­ber Ja­clyn Symes (MLC, North­ern Vic­to­ria) an­nounced fund­ing last month.

As well as lo­cal staff sup­port and main­te­nance, larger grants have been al­lo­cated to projects that look to im­prove bio­di­ver­sity through reveg­e­ta­tion, and rem­nant veg­e­ta­tion en­hance­ment and pro­tec­tion.

“In North­ern Vic­to­ria, we have some of the hard­est work­ing lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal groups in the state, and I am pleased that La­bor has again sup­ported them to im­prove our en­vi­ron­ment,” Ms Symes said.

“We need to take great care of our nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment and the unique bio­di­ver­sity of this part of the world.

“En­sur­ing our vol­un­teers and com­mu­nity groups are well sup­ported in their amaz­ing work is vi­tal and the grants pro­gram pro­vides fund­ing for these groups to un­der­take on-ground works that con­trib­ute to the im­prove­ment and pro­tec­tion of the re­gion’s nat­u­ral re­sources.”

HELP­ING HANDS: Land­care groups across the North East have re­ceived al­most $200,000 in fund­ing.

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