A ‘Community Environmental Partnership’ now exists between Landcare Australia and VicTrack. VicTrack owns and manages Victoria’s rail and communications easements. It works closely with local communities in many regions. Landcare and other community environmental groups and networks across Victoria can apply for funds for projects devoted to any aspect of grassland management on Victrack land.
Recognising that Victoria’s rarest ecosystems are its grasslands, and that many remnants are along railway lines, VicTrack wants to promote a wider public understanding and involvement in their management throughout the state, not just on VicTrack land.
To initiate further community partnerships it has teamed with Landcare Australia to run the Grassroots program. Up to $80,000 is available for grants in 2005.
Applications close Friday 8 July 2005