Bass Coast,
28
February
2014
|
03:25
Australia/Melbourne

Sowing The Seeds Of The Future

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Bass Coast Shire Council will continue to support the Bass Coast Landcare Network after recently signing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Council’s Planning and Environment Director, Hannah Duncan-Jones, said Council and Landcare’s strong partnership since 1994 has enabled the organisations to work together to achieve their agricultural sustainability and environmental goals.

“The MOU confirms the support Council provides to the Landcare Network, including financial support for on-ground works, provision of office space and storage facilities, information technology, human resources and vehicle and fleet management support,” Ms Duncan-Jones said.

“It also confirms the support Landcare provide to Council, including the management of programs such as roadside weed control, assisting with the delivery of other programs such as the Land Management Rebate, and assisting Council enquiries on pest plants and animals.”

After the signing of the MOU, members of the Bass Coast Landcare Network Board and Landcare staff held an event to thank former CEO, Council Allan Bawden, for his long-standing support to Landcare.

Landcare acknowledged Mr Bawden’s support by presenting him with the inaugural Life Membership of the Bass Coast Landcare Network.