The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA is assisting Landcare groups and networks to build their capacity and adopt sustainable management practices.
Funded through the Sustainable Environment stream of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, the project aims to improve the quality of biodiversity conservation projects designed and delivered by the region’s 30 targeted Landcare groups, leading to adoption of best practice standards for on-ground conservation works by their member landholders.
The PPWCMA is working with key leaders and decision-makers to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence to design and deliver high quality biodiversity conservation projects through Conservation Action Planning (CAPs) and Catchment Action Round Tables (CARTs).
Conservation Action Planning (CAPs)
The PPWCMA works with willing leaders from target Landcare groups, and engages a skilled facilitator to lead them through a series of planning workshops known as Conservation Action Planning – a ‘best practice’ process for adaptive and results-based conservation project design, management, and monitoring developed by the international conservation community to help practitioners improve the practice of conservation.
Catchment Action Round Tables (CARTs)
Regular Catchment Action Round Tables (CARTs) are also held which seek to bring together representatives of Landcare groups and networks, local NRM agencies, and Indigenous organisations across a landscape to share their NRM plans, priorities and aspirations, and to identify opportunities for collaboration and coordination of projects.
Case studies showcasing the benefits of CARTs
- Poowong Landcare Group – Sword Grass Brown Butterfly project (PDF – 609KB)
- Cannibal Creek Landcare Caroup – biodiversity project (PDF – 351KB)
- Bunyip Landcare Group – habitat connectivity of Bunyip River for Southern Brown Bandicoot protection (PDF – 411KB)
- Parwan Landcare Group – Parwan Gorge restoration project (PDF – 364KB)
To find out contact Anthony Dufty (West) on 03 9971 6506 or Sarah Halligan (East) on 03 8781 7900.
The project is supported by the PPWCMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.