A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
DELWP has now released the VLFP Review and their response. A large number of community members provided input, resulting in 145 participants attending 10 regional workshops and 592 respondents completing the Review’s online survey. Targeted interviews were also conducted with Landcare Victoria Inc, and the Victorian Environment Friends Network, and Regional Landcare Coordinators were consulted about the Review’s findings.
The VLFP Review examined the program’s effectiveness, impact, design, governance and accountability, and investigated delivery models. The process highlighted specific areas where we can do better to improve the program into the future and we thank those who participated for their frank and constructive feedback. The Victorian Government has used the VLFP Review report’s seven recommendations to determine follow up actions for each recommendation, with a focus on improving the design and delivery of the VLFP so that it is more effective, efficient and has greater impact.
Read the Final Report here VLFP Review 2019 – Final Report.
Read the recommendations and DELWP’s response here Key Findings, Recommendations & Actions.
If you have any specific queries about the Final Report or DELWP’s response to the recommendations, please email us at email@example.com. Otherwise, please contact your Regional Landcare Coordinator or check the Victorian Landcare Gateway for future updates.
Thank you for input, patience and ongoing support throughout the VLFP Review process.
Bushfire funds for fence upgrades to exclude wild dogs
The Victorian Government will help bushfire-affected producers bordering National Parks, State Parks and State forests to repair and upgrade boundary fences to better than a standard fence and more able to exclude pests such as wild dogs. Click into news item to find out more.
Not-for-profit law - Upcoming Webinars
Upcoming webinar sessions in Feb & March for community groups include “Data Governance” & “Get #social not #sued – Social Media and the Law”. Click into news item for further details and to book your place now!
Next up in Agriculture Victoria's climate webinar series - 24 February 2020
“Inside the Bureau's new climate guides project”. Presented by Luke Shelley, Bureau of Meteorology. The new regional climate guides aim to help farmers understand and manage their climate risk by providing regionally focused climate and weather summaries that detail historical observations and trends using information available from local Bureau of Meteorology weather stations. Click into news item for speaker details, schedule and links.
Costa and Junior Landcare ask Aussie kids 'What's in Your Backyard? Entries close 20 April!
Popular TV star and Landcare champion Costa Georgiadis is joining forces with Junior Landcare to launch the ‘What’s In Your Backyard?’ campaign to encourage children to be aware and active in their local environment, and promote the new Junior Landcare Learning Centre. Costa wants kids across Australia to grab a camera, and snap photos of the flora and fauna in their backyard. This campaign is a great opportunity for Landcare groups to engage with schools and youth groups in their region who would like to start the year with a campaign that gets them involved in Junior Landcare. Click into news item for further details and to enter.
Is a contractor entitled to superannuation?
Contractors paid mainly for their labour are employees for superannuation guarantee purposes. This is the case even if the contractor quotes an Australian Business Number (ABN). Click into news item to understand more about super entitlements for contractors.