Four Surf Coast community groups have received Coastcare grants to continue their vital voluntary work to protect and preserve Victoria’s precious coastal environment.
The Victoria Community Grants Program supports the conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of coastal and marine environments along Victoria's 2000km of coastline.
The Surf Coast projects include:
- Anglesea Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora and Fauna (ANGAIR) – Soapy Rocks Revegetation Stage 3
- Friends of Point Addis Marine National Park – installation of five interpretive signs in the Ironbark Basin regarding the presence of Phytophthora cinnamomi, plus a new bike wash station
- Friends of the Hooded Plover Surf Coast – equipping the community with the tools to conserve the Hooded Plover
- Jan Juc Coast Action – integrated weed management on the Jan Juc clifftops
These community groups were among 29 to receive funding through this year’s round of Coastcare grants.
The 2017/18 Victorian Budget includes $2 million to boost the Coastcare program and grants will rise to almost $300,000 over the next two years.
Quote attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio
“We are very fortunate to have so many volunteers dedicated to looking after Victoria’s coastline for local communities and the many visitors drawn to these areas.”
Quote attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“We’re supporting projects that will make significant and lasting improvements to our coastline, and engaging with communities on the value and importance of preserving our coastal environments.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020