|An information night on funding opportunities for Casey landowners will be held by the Habitat Protection and Conservation Project (HPAC) on Wednesday 28th March 2012 at the Cannons Creek Community Centre.|
The information session will explain how farmers and property owners can apply for funding to protect, improve and increase habitat for Southern Brown Bandicoots in parts of the City of Casey.
Funding and support is available for internal stock fencing, pest plant and/or animal control and revegetation as well as the creation and maintenance of a covenant.
Clusters of property owners working together to improve property management are particularly encouraged to apply for funding.
The information session will specifically cover funding eligibility, how to apply for funding and how to manage threats to agriculture, wildlife and other natural resources.
Eligible landowners will receive a letter regarding the project from Port Phillip and Westernport CMA but other interested property owners are encouraged to attend.
The Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA) is collaborating with the Casey, Cardinia and Yarra Ranges Councils, South East Water and Melbourne Water, together with technical support from Parks Victoria, Zoos Victoria, Trust for Nature and the Department of Sustainability and Environment to coordinate the Habitat Protection and Conservation Project.
The Habitat Protection & Conservation Project is funded by the Australian Government’s ‘Caring for our Country’ program.
When: Wednesday 28th March 2012
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Where: Cannons Creek Community Centre – Cannons Creek Rd.
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RSVP: Lisa Kuriata, City of Casey Vegetation Management Officer
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 9705 5832.
For more information regarding HPAC: Adam Shalekoff
email email@example.com or phone: 03 8781 7962.
Media enquiries: Kirsten Norton, PPWCMA Communications Leader
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 03 8781 7903.