Corangamite

Coastal Country Program

“Harnessing the local community’s and landholder’s love for their coastal environment has been critical in the success of the coastal country program’s ability to deliver on ground National Resource Management (NRM) outcomes ” – Graham Phelps, CEO, Corangamite CMA

Output 2016/17

16 events
591 engagement event participants
156 hectares of weed management
88 hectares of revegetation works
15 partnerships
1,135 hectares of land under Management Practice Change

Delivery Partners

Australian Government
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Surfing Victoria
Trust for Nature
Private and public land managers including Parks Victoria
Community-based organisations

About the Project

The Coastal Country Program has been established to achieve on-ground management outcomes for high-priority coastal assets, while engaging the community and building their capacity to carry out restoration activities, delivering conservation outcomes for coastal biodiversity as well as the increased protection and enhancement of the Port Phillip Bay (western Shoreline) and Bellarine Peninsula Ramsar site.

The Coastal Small Grants program has supported community groups with grants up to the value of $20,000 to deliver on ground works and engage with the wider community.

In addition to the incentive programs, community engagement and partnership building activities have also been a feature of the Coastal County Program.

Sponsorship of the junior categories at the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles

Sponsorship of the junior categories at the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles

Restored coastal wetland on the banks of Lake Connewarre

Restored coastal wetland on the banks of Lake Connewarre

More information

Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2016/2017 (PDF)

Corangamite CMA Coastal Country Grants Brochure (PDF)

Corangamite CMA Blog: Farmer to Custodian

Corangamite CMA Blog: Surfers Answering the Call to Help Mother Nature

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