In 2011, the Upper Deep Creek Landcare Network was successful in securing Victorian Government funding (until June 2015), through the Victorian Local Landcare Facilitator Initiative, to engage the services of a Tim Read part time Landcare Facilitator.
Tim Read, the Network's Landcare Facilitator, has been engaged to work 30 hours per week in this role.
The Upper Deep Creek Landcare Network is comprised of three Landcare groups: i.e. Deep Creek Landcare Group, Newham and District Landcare Group, and the Upper Maribyrnong Catchment Group.
The facilitator also supports the groups in the Jacksons Creek EcoNetwork (an adjacent network), and these groups include: Clarkefield, Riddells Creek, and Sunbury Landcare Groups.
The collective membership of the Upper Deep Creek Landcare Network and Jacksons Creek EcoNetwork is more than 450 landholders.
The main work priorities of the Network’s Landcare Facilitator include:
Working with private landholders to secure their participation in on-ground projects;
Providing groups in the two networks with advice and support on their funding applications;
Facilitating the development of an annual calendar of natural resource management activities and events, and supporting the planning and delivery of these events;
Facilitating the organisation of whole farm planning and other relevant courses, especially for lifestyle landholders, to improve their knowledge and skills about land management;
Working with the two networks (and their member groups) to facilitate the development of new promotional and publicity materials, and the use of web-based communication tools.
Tim Read is keen to meet landholders to discuss both existing or prospective projects and their land management issues.
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