Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

Protecting grassland, seasonal wetlands, grassy woodlands & other ecosystems on the Victorian Volcanic Plains

New – Local Landscape Enhancement Grants

Scented Sundews

Scented Sundews

The Victorian Government has announced the opening of a new grants program – the Local Landscape Enhancement Grants. Applications are invited for this grants program from members of the community who are seeking to undertake projects that improve our environment, contribute to our environmental knowledge and encourage people to enjoy their local area. Continue reading

Grassland history at Warrnambool Racecourse

themedaWe have had an enquiry about the grassland remnants at the Warrnambool Racecourse. Do you have an records or photos of what remnants are on the site or know anyone who does? This information will feed into the Open Space Strategy being undertaken by Warrnambool City Council. The area is mapped on DEPI’s interactive mapping as being plains grassy woodland. Please contact Lisette Mill, Basalt to Bay Landcare Facilitator at


DEPI Communities for Nature Grants – now open

The latest round of this funding has been announced so if you are interested it is a good idea to working on the application now –  link

We strongly recommend that you read the guidelines and make contact with someone in your local area to assist with technical advice as well as seek the approval of the land manager for the reserve where you plan to carry your project  .

The website also has a list of the successful applicants.

Grants for gorse control work

Gorse Flowers

Gorse Flowers

The Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT) with the support of the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, is seeking project proposals from community-based organisations, such as Landcare groups and networks, for the VGT’s 2014/2015 Small Grants Program, which can provide up to $5,000 (ex GST) for community-led gorse projects. Continue reading

2014 National Landcare Conference

Registrations are now open for the 2014 National Landcare Conference

‘Landcare celebrates a quarter-century since its launch as a national initiative – and looks at how the grass-roots movement can continue to tackle important questions of land and water security – this year’s National Landcare Conference, taking place in Melbourne from September 17th to 19th, promises to be the key knowledge sharing event for everyone involved in caring for Australia’s natural environment and its productivity’



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