Revitalising habitat along the south west's green line

29 April 2017

The Andrews Labor Government and Landcare Australia are restoring and protecting habitat along the former railway land in the south west of the state.

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced the completion of $30,000 of work to restore and safeguard the natural habitat between the Koroit Rail Trail and Minhamite Station.  The works will help protect endangered vegetation and rare species in the 37 kilometre area.

Basalt to Bay Landcare Network will carry out vegetation and maintenance, weed and pest animal control. They will also manage education campaigns in the local area.

The Labor Government’s three-year partnership with Landcare Australia is delivering more than $250,000 of funding to help manage and preserve native vegetation and fauna across Victoria.

Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney

“This fantastic project has restored and protected native plants and wildlife along the Green Line, and has made the diverse habitat between Koroit and Minhamite even more beautiful.”

“I particularly wish to congratulate the Basalt Bay Landcare Network and all the volunteers who have worked so hard to bring this project to fruition.”

“It’s important that we protect our natural habitat and safeguard rare native vegetation and endangered species.”

“South West Victoria’s beautiful natural terrain and picturesque trails makes it just the place for visitors from all over to come and visit.” 

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