5 November 2020
The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA’s six Agricultural and Environmental Works Crews are now on the ground and kicked off this week across the Port Phillip and Western Port region.
The PPWCMA’s works crews are a six month project to assist farmers, organisations and community groups to deliver their agricultural and environmental projects and improve their sustainability credentials while providing employment to Victorians. The project is funded by the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative and is employing 44 people.
They will be spending the next couple of weeks completing any important safety training and supporting Parks Victoria with work on their sites.
Monday morning saw the south east crews helping with weeding and track restoration in the Gembrook area, while the central crews completed defensive drive training and the western crews undertook First Aid training.
By the end of November the crews will begin work on public and private properties engaged through the expression of interest process. The PPWCMA’s Works Coordinator will soon be in touch with those that have already submitted expression of interest to finalise plans.
The work crews will be working until April 2021 and PPWCMA is still accepting expression of interest. For more information visit the Work Crews web page.