A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
On 1 July 2020, the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 (the Act) comes into force. This is the single greatest overhaul of environment protection legislation in Victoria since the tabling of the Environment Protection Act 1970.
An important part of the Act is the general environmental duty (GED). The GED says that any person engaging in an activity that can cause harm to public health or the environment, from pollution or waste, must minimise those risks. From government to business to community, the GED applies to all Victorians.
These new laws will ensure we are all responsible for minimising our impacts on the environment.
Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) are working together to help Victorians seamlessly transition to the new laws.
Public comment is open from 2 September - 31 October 2019.
To review and have your say on the proposed environment protection regulations and environment reference standards go to - https://engage.vic.gov.au/new-environmental-laws/subordinate-legislation
Youth Engagement Grants for Invasive Species Management - Closing 30 Sep 2019!
This grant program has been established to support youth-friendly initiatives with a focus on invasive pest and weed issues in Victoria. Funding between $5,000 and $15,000 (ex GST) can be used to support the engagement of young people in existing groups and initiatives, or to develop new youth-focused initiatives. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply!
Happy Landcare Week 2019!
From the Victorian Landcare Awards on Friday, through to the national launch at Wentworth and sharing stories of Landcare’s history through the Landcare Voices Project! Click into the news item to hear more about what’s been happening to celebrate Landcare week!
2020 Science & Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Closing Friday 4 Oct 2019!
Applications are open for the Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, a competitive annual grants program supporting 18–35 year old innovators to undertake new and creative research projects that will benefit the agriculture sector. Click into news item for further details and/or to apply!
New laws to better protect our environment: Consultation open until 31 Oct 2019
On 1 July 2020, the new environment protection laws are intended to come into effect. Click into news item for further details and/or to contribute to the consultation.
Managing Climate Risk in Agriculture - presentations available
If you missed the West Gippsland CMA's "Managing Climate Risk in Agriculture" Conference back in June. All the presentations are now online, click into news item for link.