Victorian BushTender funding awarded
Sixty landholders across four target areas in Victoria have been awarded a total of $4 million to improve their properties through the 2011 round of BushTender funding from the Victorian Coalition Government.
The successful landholders will manage vegetation on their land in central Victoria, north-east Victoria, sections of the Murray River and an area stretching between the Wimmera and Mallee.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said there had been a good response from community members and another BushTender was now open for expressions of interest in the Avoca Plains region and to the north of Epping.
The Bushtender program is run as a competitive process in which tenders are awarded to bids which offer the best value for money. Successful landholders are paid for managing and conserving the native vegetation on their properties through work such as weed and pest control.
More information is at www.dse.vic.gov.au/bushtender.