Environment and Water | March 22, 2017
Victorian Parliament – 22 March 2017 - Ms KEALY — Project Platypus is a fantastic organisation providing vital support for a number of Landcare groups across the region. In late 2016 the Andrews Labor government promised to fund a 0.5 equivalent full‑time local Landcare facilitator position. However, this funding has still not flowed for Project Platypus, putting local projects and grants at risk. According to Project Platypus this is undermining the intent of the grants and the Landcare system and ultimately the sustainability of our local environment. I urge the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change to urgently release Landcare facilitator funding so that Project Platypus can continue its excellence in environmental sustainability.