FTLA News Update February 2013

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Dear Member Groups,


You or your members may be interested in the following, apologies for any cross-postings. Please forward relevant items to your members who may be interested. These emails are only sent to the group contact, and to Landcare support staff where listed.





As you may be aware the Biodiversity Fund Round Two have opened and the application forms should be available soon. The Australian Government is holding a number of information sessions in the next two weeks. All are welcome to attend.


Please RSVP to BCDVicTas@environment.gov.au ASAP and indicate which session you will be attending. Please contact the Australian Government on 02 6102 7499 if you have any questions.



Bairnsdale Thursday 21 February

10:00am – 12:00pm       Department of Sustainability and Environment, Room 2, 574 Main St, Bairnsdale


Frankston Thursday 21 February

6:00pm – 8:00pm          Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority, Level 1, 454-472 Nepean Hwy, Frankston


Hamilton Monday 25 February

6:00pm – 8:00pm          Ted Kenna VC Room, Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, 3 Brown St Hamilton


Warrnambool Tuesday 26 February

9:00am-11:00am            Deakin on Timor, Civic Room, 165 Timor St Warnambool


Geelong Tuesday 26 February

6:00pm – 8:00pm          National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong


Horsham Tuesday 26 February

6:00pm – 8:00pm          Horsham Sports and Community Club, 179 Baillie St Horsham


Torquay Wednesday 27 February

1:00pm – 3:00pm          Surf Coast Shire Offices, 1 Merrijig Drive Torquay


Mildura Wednesday 27 February

6:00pm – 8:00pm          Acacia Room, CPI Complex Cnr Koorlong Ave and 11th St Irymple


Colac Wednesday 27 February

6:00pm – 8:00pm          Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, 64 Dennis Street, Colac






The Biodiversity Fund Round Two 2013-14 will invest directly in targeted locations that are considered nationally important owing to their level of species richness and endemism, their potential to support wildlife corridors and their potential to store carbon in the landscape. Many of these areas are threatened by fragmentation and/or invasive species and will benefit from efforts to reconnect the landscape and maintain healthy vegetation.

The Biodiversity Fund Round Two: 2013-14 will focus on projects that improve the condition, extent and connectivity of native vegetation across Australia, in the following areas:

The Biodiversity Fund will also continue to invest in projects from applicants proposing to enhance the biodiversity outcomes of their Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) projects, beyond those achieved by undertaking a project as defined by a CFI methodology, or support projects seeking to access CFI funding in the future. These proposals may be located in any part of Australia.

Applications for projects less than $2 million close 2pm (AEST) 10 April 2013.


Expressions of Interest for projects $2 million or more close 2pm (AEDT) 12 March 2013.


For more information please go to http://www.environment.gov.au/cleanenergyfuture/biodiversity-fund/round-2/index.html