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Landcare Grants to Fund 242 Local Projects

27 May 2013

AUSTRALIA - Community and agricultural groups across Australia will share in more than A$10.7 million in Community Landcare Grants as part of the Sustainable Agriculture stream of Caring for our Country.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, who launched the grants with Labor Candidate for Wright Sharon Murakami in Kalbar today, said the program provides support for community action, agricultural innovation and community capacity building.

“Community Landcare Grants will this year fund 242 projects right across the country.

“This funding will help local community organisations take on-ground action as well as build capacity and skills to manage our land,” Minister Ludwig said.

“The government’s plan for agriculture is to strengthen the foundation, to prepare for the future and to create new opportunities. These grants strengthen the foundation of agriculture by working with landholders to make a real difference to keep Australia’s productive land healthy, resilient and sustainable.

“I know the important contribution that volunteers, Landcare, Indigenous organisations and other local community groups make in engaging communities and driving local outcomes.

The 2013-14 Community Landcare Grants funding includes:

A$2,294,870 for 55 projects in New South Wales
A$2,301,320 for 53 projects in Victoria
A$2,232,620 for 48 projects in South Australia
A$1,663,470 for 39 projects in Queensland
A$1,476,940 for 30 projects in Western Australia
A$531,190 for 12 projects in Tasmania
A$180,840 for 4 projects in the Northern Territory
A$49,500 for 1 project in the Australian Capital Territory

More information about Caring for our Country, including a complete list of successful Community Landcare Grants projects is available by clicking here.

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