East Gippsland coast to receive helping hand
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East Gippsland coast to receive helping hand

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, inspects erosion works on the lower reaches of the Tambo River with Ken Judd from East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. Lower Tambo Landcare Group received $10,580 for its Lower Tambo River Mouth Development Project.

Coastal areas in East Gippsland are set to receive a $47,510 boost from the Victorian Coalition Government.  

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, today announced the latest round of Coastcare funding from the Napthine Government will help volunteers and local community groups support projects along the coastline.

Projects to receive Coastcare funding include:
•    $10,580 - Lower Tambo Landcare Group Inc, for the Lower Tambo River Mouth Development project.
•    $5,750 - Marlo Landcare Group for the restoring Littoral Rainforest in the Marlo Foreshore Reserve project    
•    $19,910 - Gippsland Plains Conservation Management Network for the Lakes to creek project: improving a Gippsland Lakes link to Forge Creek    
•    $10,500 - East Gippsland Rainforest Conservation Management Network    Coastal Rainforest Rescue Project
•    $770 - Eagle Point Landcare/Coastcare for its public awareness project - Urban Gardens in Coastal Environments project.

“In the East Gippsland region, funding will support important local environment projects that maintain and support our native plants and animals in coastal areas,” Mr Bull said.   

“We love our coastline in East Gippsland and through this funding and the commitment of the Napthine Government we’re protecting our coastal areas for generations to come,” Mr Bull said.  

Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith, said the Coalition Government’s $1.1 million investment into the Coastcare program supports partnership working between government, community and environmental groups.

“The Coastcare program is providing local community groups with the support they need to deliver environmental benefits at a local level,” Mr Smith said.

“It is great to see more Victorians taking part in coastal volunteering programs, as we all have a part to play in caring for our coasts.

“These grants are another example of the Napthine Government’s commitment to deliver real and tangible support to local communities,” Mr Smith said.  

For more information visit www.depi.vic.gov.au/coastcare