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Landcare Australia gets bushfire environmental recovery boost of $3.8 million from federal wildlife and habitat recovery for East Gippsland

Nearly 20 projects in East Gippsland will receive funding to aid the recovery of native wildlife and habitat severely impacted by the 2019/20 black summer bushfires.

By news@gippsland - 16th August 2021 - Back to News

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester welcomed the announcement of more than $3.8 million in funding to be shared amongst the 19 projects. "These projects will receive funding under the Federal Governments $200 million for wildlife and habitat recovery," Mr Chester said.

"Landcare Australia is perfectly placed to see the roll-out of this funding in East Gippsland as the wildlife and habitat recovery gets underway. "These new projects in Gippsland will not only directly support native species recovery, but also provide benefits for bushfire-affected communities and landholders. East Gippsland was severely impacted by the 2019/20 black summer bushfires, which burnt more than 870,000 hectares of forests and coastal ecosystems in the region."

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the announcement of more than $3.8 million to aid in the recovery of native wildlife and habitat in East Gippsland
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester has welcomed the announcement of more than $3.8 million to aid in the recovery of native wildlife and habitat in East Gippsland

Projects to receive funding

Mr Chester said, "This funding will help us build back better and support our longer term goal of recovery and resilience." These projects are:

LocationFacilityProject funding
OrbostBirdLife Australia$406,111
MallacootaEast Gippsland Conservation Management Network$176,500
BairnsdaleEast Gippsland Landcare Network Inc$249,332
PaynesvilleRaymond Island Landcare Group$161,894
BairnsdaleEast Gippsland Landcare Network$280,250
WangarabellHabitat Restoration Fund$39,500
MossifaceEast Gippsland Landcare Network Inc$342,706
BairnsdaleUniversity of Melbourne$69,579
MallacootaThreatened Species Conservancy$256,046
MallacootaWorkways Australia Limited$251,265
Cape ConranVictorian National Parks Association$33,140
Lake Tyers BeachLake Tyers Coast Action$45,800
Toorloo ArmLake Tyers Aboriginal Trust$50,000
Clifton CreekClifton Creek Community Landcare Group$27,482
GoongerahFar East Victoria Landcare$324,785
OrbostEnvite Environment$349,298
OrbostFar East Victoria Landcare$96,138
Wingan RiverGrowling Grass Frog$250,000
Simpsons CreekGreening Australia Ltd$440,175

Recovery of wildlife and habitats

Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said Landcare Australia and the National Landcare Network are co-ordinating the projects across the nation, including in East Gippsland. "Our unique native plants and animals are already benefiting thanks to the on-the-ground efforts from Landcare and other community groups, but there is still work to be done."

"These new projects will build on the broad range of recovery activities already being carried out by Landcare and other community groups in the wake of the fires. The Federal Government is committed to the recovery of our wildlife and habitats it is vitally important that we continue to do this work so that our native iconic species can return to their natural environments and thrive." Minister Ley said.

Pictures from Darren Chester MP website.


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