Landcare

East Gippsland Regional Landcare

The Regional Landcare Coordinator employed by the East Gippsland CMA provides strategic guidance, coordination and support for the Landcare program across the East Gippsland region. The position is focused on establishing links between state government priorities for investment and Landcare regional priorities.

Landcare in East Gippsland is organised into three networks: East Gippsland Landcare Network, Far East Victoria Landcare and Snowy River Interstate Landcare Committee. The area covered by these networks is approximately 742,000 hectares.

The East Gippsland Landcare Network comprises 23 groups in the Bairnsdale and High Country regions. It is managed by a committee of members from different groups in the region. It employs three staff who support individual Landcare groups.

Far East Victoria Landcare comprises 6 Landcare groups located between Nowa Nowa and the Victorian-New South Wales border. It employs 2 staff members to support Landcare groups and carry out projects and host the federally funded Regional Landcare Facilitator.

The Snowy River Interstate Landcare Committee comprises 1 group on the Victorian side of the border with New South Wales. Their staff are shared with the 8 Landcare groups in south eastern New South Wales.

National Landcare Program

The National Landcare Program is a key part of the Australian Government’s commitment to protect and conserve Australia’s water, soil, plants, animals and ecosystems, as well as support the productive and sustainable use of these valuable resources.

The Regional Landcare Facilitator provides opportunities for farmers to develop skills and knowledge so they are better able to make sound land and natural resource management decisions and independently source further knowledge and assistance when required. For more information please contact Emma Orgill, Regional Landcare Facilitator on 03 5154 2867 or emma.orgill@fevl.org.au

Current Community Projects

The Authority administers Community Grants to local organisations and community groups throughout the region. These are the:

1. Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants (full list of recipients below)

2. 2020-2021 Victorian Landcare Grants (full list of recipients below)

3. Angler Grants and Community Grants – expression of interest still open. This program aims to fund active community groups that are willing to partner with the EGCMA to deliver projects to improve our catchment and waterways and lead to successful waterway health outcomes. Contact ccameron@egcma.com.au for further details about these grants.

Click the pins to view projects currently underway.


1. Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants

The Biodiversity Bushfire Recovery Grants for 2020-2021 have been announced. Recipients have received funding for the following projects.

Stream 1 – Private Landholder Grants

Biodiversity restoration after Bushfire

320 Bellbird – recovering from fire

Biodiversity conservation- remnant vegetation fencing and riparian fencing with fireproof concrete posts and ringlock wire

Brodribb River Corridor Bush Fire Recovery

Wallagaraugh River Post-Fire Recovery

Post Fire Recovery – Weed Control and Reforestation of rainforest area

Bushfire Recovery in Nicholson River Riparian Zone

Fauna Recovery through the provision of habitat in the fire-damaged Sarsfield landscape

Genoa River catchment restoration and protection at Wangarabell Farm

Bemm River Rainforest Restoration

Bringing back diversity following bush fire devastation

Eradication of African Box Thorns

Tree planting post bush fire

Restoring restoration works on Gunn’s Creek, Jarrahmond

Create native habitat

Stream 2 – Environment Volunteer Group Grants

School for Student Leadership – Marlo CampusSwamp Creek walking track – Cape Conran – Re vegetation, habitat, Water Way Fencing

Friends of the Upper Nicholson Catchment Recovering our rainforests and river

Far East Victoria Landcare The what, why, where, when and how of revegetation post fire

Buchan Landcare Assisting the recovery of koala populations around Buchan

Bug Blitz Trust After the Fires: Educate, Engage, Connect and Share

Gelantipy Landcare Butcher’s Creek Revegetation & Educational Program

Rimstone Co-operative Ltd Murrindal Rocky Limestone Grassy Slope – Endangered Vegetation and Tufa Terrace Protection

Stream 3 – Environment Volunteer Network

Far East Victoria Landcare Glossy Black-Cockatoo Sanctuaries on Private Land in Far East Gippsland

Far East Victoria Landcare Inc Ground Parrots on the Marlo Plains

East Gippsland Landcare Network (EGLN)Bringing Back the Buchan Blues

Far East Victoria LandcareBouncing back in biodiverse Far East Gippsland

Far East Victoria LandcareManaging bare ground on Jirrah Creek in Goongerah

East Gippsland Landcare Network (EGLN)Identification and control of transforming weeds in East Gippsland

2. Victorian Landcare Grants

The Victorian Landcare Grants for 2020-2021. Projects are:

Tambo Bluff Landcare Coastcare Group 2021 Tambo Bluff War on Weeds

Far East Victoria Landcare Have some of our more threatened native flora survived the fires of Black Summer?

Far East Victoria Landcare Ground Parrots on the Marlo Plains: Stage 2

Goongerah Landcare Group Control of environmental weeds in the upper catchment of the Brodribb River

Far East Victoria Landcare East Gippsland Dung Beetle Exchange: Pilot Program

Eastwood Landcare Group Timbarra Gully Revegetation Project – Stage 1 and weed control at existing sites

Marlo Landcare Group Transformer weed control in littoral vegetation along the Snowy River Estuary

Swifts Creek Ensay Landcare Group Biodiversity and conservation in agricultural landscapes in the Upper Tambo Catchment

Bengworden Landcare Group Bengworden Hall Reserve Rehabilitation

Friends of Picnic Point Reserve Landcare Group Willow removal to native vegetation

Lower Tambo Lancare Group Bumberrah Revegetation Project

Far East Victoria Landcare Shelterbelts and revegetation in the far east

Cann Valley Landcare Group Safe access to Cann River stage 2


3. Angler Grants and Community Grants

Expression of Interest for these grants is still open. For more information contact Carolyn Cameron (details below).

For further information on Landcare in East Gippsland contact:

Carolyn Cameron
Community Projects Officer
Ph: 0419 892 268
Email: ccameron@egcma.com.au

We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout East Gippsland and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future.