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Minister announces 6-month extension of Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program until 31 December 2020

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, has today announced a 6-month extension (until 31 December 2020) of the existing Landcare facilitator positions funded through the Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program (VLFP).

The 6-month extension will enable the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s (DELWP) Victorian Landcare Program staff to run an Expression of Interest process later this year for Landcare and environmental volunteer groups and networks who would like to employ a VLFP-funded Landcare facilitator from 1 January 2021.  

The extension will also allow for the implementation of improved processes for VLFP starting next year, as part of a suite of recommendations the Victorian Government is implementing following the 2019 independent Victorian Landcare Facilitator Program Review. 

In the next few weeks you will receive an email with details about the variation of the VLFP funding agreements to enable the 6-month extension.

Frequently Asked Questions: to view the Frequently Asked Questions on the 6-month extension of the VLFP go to VLFP FAQs - May 2020.

More information: if you have any queries about the VLFP please contact the Victorian Landcare Program team at DELWP via landcare@delwp.vic.gov.au or phone the DELWP Customer Contact Centre on 136 186. 

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