GIPPSLAND COMMUNITY GROUPS TO BENEFIT FROM COASTCARE FUNDS

Volunteers and community groups along the Gippsland coast will share in almost half a million dollars in funding from the Victorian Government to continue important protection and rehabilitation works.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett MP said more funding and larger grants of up to $30,000 were
available through this year’s Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program to help realise projects that
conserve, restore and rehabilitate coastal and marine environments.

The Coastcare Victoria Community Grants Program funds community projects in coastal areas to support
community adaptation and improve ecosystem resilience to climate change. Now in its 26th year, Coastcare Victoria continues to be committed to preserving the coastline, promoting conservation and
engaging volunteer participation.

This year’s grants program has funded three community projects in Gippsland:

• Living Bung Yarnda: water quality monitoring and knowledge sharing at Lake Tyers, being delivered
by Lake Tyers Coast Action Inc,
• Wilderness Coast Project, being delivered by the Sanctuary Mallacoota Youth Group and Friends of
Mallacoota, and
• Restore Hooded Plover Habitat at Picnic Bay, being delivered by the Friends of the Prom.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett

“Gippsland is so lucky to have so many dedicated non-profit organisations and volunteers who are passionate about looking after our coastal environments for the benefit of their local communities.”

“Additional funding has allowed us to support the hard work of even more groups this year, ensuring our coast is protected and preserved for future generations.”

For a full list of grant recipients, visit: https://marineandcoasts.vic.gov.au/coastcare