If you are interested in any of these projects then please contact Natalie Mikecz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0407 548 765 or Nicole Walsh at email@example.com or 0490 955 168 to arrange a site visit. Current biodiversity focused grants include;
Cardinia Shire Biodiversity Projects
This project is funded by the Cardinia Shire 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.
The project contributes to the protection of remnant native vegetation and regional biodiversity. Threats to regional biodiversity are caused by fragmented vegetation, degraded waterways, salinity, erosion, weeds and introduced animals.
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.
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.
Nectar Feeders in the Western Port Catchment
This project is funded by the Department of Environment, Water and Planning and addresses 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 properties.
Only plants indigenous to the Western Port catchment will be funded by this project. Grants are available in 2019 and 2020.
Nectar Feeders Project – Expression of Interest