Natural values project

Ensuring native vegetation is conserved for future generations (part of the Great Ocean Road Renewal Program).

This project is one of four projects funded through the Great Ocean Road Renewal Program.  A three-year, $1.35 million program, which will deliver four discrete projects - each critically important in their own right - supported by funding from the Australian Government.

The project includes improving native vegetation communities along our coastal reserves by blitzing weeds over the next three years and boosting native plant species. It entails establishing an experienced conservation team and providing the necessary equipment and strategic guidance afforded by our 2009 Native Vegetation and Weed Action Plan.

Media Release 8 March 2012 - Funding secured for continuation of conservation work

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) has received a slice of $1.81 million of Australian Government funding to protect habitat critical for threatened species along the Corangamite coast.

GORCC was one of 18 successful tender applicants to the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority's CoastalTender program funded by the Australian Government's Caring for Our Country program.

$629,000 in funding has been secured by GORCC for the conservation and rehabilitation of 13 significant sites covering 177 hectares between Point Impossible and Lorne over five years.

Read the full media release here.

More information

Check out the Great Ocean Road Coast Blog for news and stories about the Conservation Team's work and the Natural Values Project.
Before photo - Dolichos Pea weed beside Anglesea River
After photo - Dolichos Pea weed removed beside Anglesea River
Moggs Creek 2007 Natural Values Project: Moggs Creek 2007 (before)
Moggs Creek 2010Natural Values Project: Moggs Creek 2010 (after)