If you are interested in any of these projects then please contact Bridgette Sullivan at email@example.com or 0407 205 749 to arrange a site visit. Current Biodiversity Focused grants include;
Naturelinks in Baw Baw & Casey Shire areas
This project is funded by the PPWCMA and supports on-ground biodiversity projects on private land in the Baw Baw & Casey Shire areas. On-ground works which may be eligible for funding support include; revegetation using tube stock and local seed for direct seeding. Protection and enhancement of remnant vegetation, and weed control.
The project will contribute to the protection of high value threatened species such as Eucalyptus strzeleckii, Eucalyptus fulgens, Giant Gippsland Earthworm, Warragul Burrowing Crayfish, Growling Grass Frog and Southern Brown Bandicoot. Threats to these and other species are caused by fragmented vegetation, degraded waterways, salinity, erosion, weeds and introduced animals. The creation of Naturelinks through this project will address some of these issues. Economic benefits include; enhancing the productivity and sustainability of agriculture, protection of stock, pastures and crops, improved erosion & salinity management, provide natural crop pollination and pest control services by native birds, insects, mammals and reptiles.
Cardinia Shire Biodiversity Projects
This project is funded by the PPWCMA and supports on-ground biodiversity projects on private land in the Cardinia Shire. On-ground works which may be eligible for funding support include; revegetation using tube stock and local seed for direct seeding. Protection and enhancement of remnant vegetation, and weed control on private land.
Nectar Feeders in the Western Port Catchment
This project is funded by the Department of Environment, Water and Planning and will address the issue of depleting numbers of nectar feeding bees, birds, butterflies and bats in the Western Port Catchment by planting a variety of indigenous nectar-producing plants throughout the catchment in urban and rural gardens and within existing wildlife corridors. This project will be accessible to the whole community, small and large landholders, urban and rural and those interested in learning about biodiversity. Grants will be available for 2018 and 2019.
Biodiversity Projects Expression of Interest
If you have a project in mind for your property please fill out the Expression of Interest form below (Word or PDF file) and return to the Western Port Catchment Landcare Network via post or email. Your project Expression of Interest will be assessed and added to the waiting list for the next available funding.