Community Policy Context
Australian Government – National Landcare Program
The National Landcare Program, is a key part of the Australian Government’s commitment to protect and conserve Australia’s water, soil, plants, animals and ecosystems, as well as support the productive and sustainable use of these valuable resources.
Victorians Volunteering for Nature – Environmental Volunteering Plan
Victorians Volunteering for Nature – Environmental Volunteering Plan, is a coordinated and revitalised approach to environmental volunteering, it looks at how we can support and sustain the existing environmental volunteering sector, while encouraging more active involvement from Victorians, by making the sector more relevant and accessible.
Victorian Landcare Program
The Victorian Landcare Program, provides services and initiatives to support Landcare in Victoria, with the goal to strengthen and enable groups and networks across the State. Support includes funding on-ground facilitators who empower locals to act for their environment, the Victorian Landcare Grants program and the Victorian Landcare Awards. The Victorian Landcare Program is the program of support managed through DELWP, that is provided to Landcare in Victoria. The goal of the Victorian Landcare Program is “shared responsibility for a healthy environment”. There are around 600 Landcare groups and 64 networks in Victoria.
Landcare Network and Landcare Group Action Plans
West Gippsland is home to a vibrant Landcare community, consisting of 72 Landcare groups, who are supported by six Landcare networks.
- Bass Coast Landcare Network
- Intrepid Landcare
- Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network
- Maffra and District Landcare Network
- South Gippsland Landcare Network
- Yarram Yarram Landcare Network
Each of the Landcare Networks in the West Gippsland CMA region, has a community developed strategy or activity plan, which outlines the priority landscapes of focus for the Network/Group, to guide actions in achieving the goals and purpose of the organisation.