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Community groups to benefit from Second Generation Landcare Grants

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has received a $387,000.00 share of the Victorian Government’s $3.38 million Second Generation Landcare grants for this financial year.

The Victorian Government has provided the funding for local community groups to finance projects that will benefit the health of the region's land and waterways.

A total of 13 individual groups successfully applied for the funding, which will be invested in six integrated pest plant and animal control projects, three pest plant control projects, five rabbit control projects and one dryland salinity project.

All projects considered for funding through Second Generation Landcare grants were assessed by a community-based panel established by the Mallee CMA, according to the natural resource priorities for the region.

Mallee CMA chairperson Joan Burns welcomed the funding for the region and praised the groups for applying for the grants.

“It’s great to see so many local community groups keen to undertake important on-ground works that will protect our natural assets,” she said.

“Rabbit and weed control works are among the key projects that our community groups will be implementing.”

Any Landcare groups not receiving Second Generation Landcare Funding in 2010/2011 will be provided with a $500 maintenance grant to assist with their incorporation and administration costs.

For further information on the projects funded in the Mallee catchment, contact Kevin Chaplin, Second Generation Landcare Grants Coordinator, Mallee Catchment Management Authority on (03) 5051 4670.

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