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
591 engagement event participants
156 hectares of weed management
88 hectares of revegetation works
1,135 hectares of land under Management Practice Change
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Trust for Nature
Private and public land managers including Parks Victoria
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.
Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2016/2017 (PDF)
Contact Corangamite CMA