Yan Yean Environment To Receive A Boost

Yan Yean Environment To Receive A Boost

Victoria Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith

Coalition Delivers Environmental Boost For Yan Yean

Victor P Taffa

  • Yan Yean Landcare groups to receive a $160,000 boost for the environment
  • Part of a $12 Million new Victorian peri-urban Landcare commitment

A new peri-urban Landcare initiative will be established under a re-elected Napthine Coalition Government, with $160,000 in funding to be invested in the Yan Yean area.





Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith today joined Liberal candidate for Yan Yean Sam Ozturk to announce that local Landcare groups in the Yan Yean area will receive funding to protect and enhance the local environment.

“Under a re-elected Napthine Government nine Landcare volunteer groups in the local area will share in $160,000 to fund works that improve the health of our local environment.” Mr. Ozturk said. The following Landcare groups will each receive $15,000:

  • Cottles Bridge Landcare Group;
  • Diamond Creek Landcare;
  • Dunmoochin Landcare Group;
  • Upper Maribyrnong Catchment Group;
  • Upper Merri / Plenty Landcare Group;
  • Wallan Environment Group;
  • Wattle Glen and District Landcare Group;
  • Whittlesea Agricultural Society Landcare Group.

The Nillumbik Landcare Network will also receive $40,000 for project works in the Yan Yean region.

Mr. Smith said this announcement is part of the Napthine Coalition’s election commitment to invest $12 Million over three years to support Victorian Landcare groups and networks in Melbourne’s urban and peri-urban areas.

“In 2010, the Victorian Coalition made a commitment to support Victorian Landcare groups well into the future. Today, we continue to deliver on this commitment.” Mr. Smith said.

“The Napthine Coalition is dedicated to working with local groups to achieve the best outcomes for the land.”

“Working in partnership with volunteer groups such as those in the Yan Yean area, is imperative to protecting and enhancing our environment.” Mr. Smith said.