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Resource Newsletter - Autumn 2020

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Expressions of interest for 2020/21 conservation project grants Eligible landholders, managers and environmental community groups can now express their interest to apply for a Conserving our Rural Environment (CORE) 2020/21 Project Grant. CORE grants aim to conserve and improve the natural and environmental assets on private rural properties. Project Grants range from $301 up to $10,000. Council can fund a range of activities including on- ground environmental projects, capacity-building activities and community engagement initiatives. Examples include: ■ Noxious weed control ■ Environmental weed control ■ Pest animal control ■ Revegetation works ■ Materials and equipment ■ Land management and project plans ■ Flora and fauna assessments ■ Training and development ■ Community group activities. Applicants must have a land management or project plan that is less than five years old, or apply for the development of one in their application. Applicants must obtain at least two quotes for each activity proposed as part of their project. Council officers will undertake a property visit or site meeting with applicants to discuss projects prior to the application being provided. Expression of interest postcards will be sent out shortly, with applications closing Friday 30 March 2020. To learn more about the Project Grant please contact Council's Biodiversity Project Officer at coregrant@hume.vic.gov.au or 9205 2200. Transition to sustainability showcase Learn how to live more sustainably with environmental designer and co-originator of the permaculture concept, David Holmgren. David is also author of RetroSuburbia: The Downshifter's Guide to a Resilient Future. This event will be jam packed with practical ideas and information on how to transition to a more sustainable and resilient community, home and life. Saturday 23 May 1.30pm – 4.30pm Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury 44 Macedon Street Have an idea for a feature or photos of rural Hume that you would like to see in RE-Source? Let us know! Contact us at resource@hume.vic.gov.au Indigenous chocolate lily growing in pasture. Image courtesy of John Lakey. Thinking of starting, expanding or growing your agribusiness? Hume City Council's Economic Development Department can help. The Economic Development department can offer a range of support, including: ■ Assisting with business connection, programs and workshops. ■ Facilitating connection with the tourism industry and other stakeholders. ■ Hiring assistance, local staff and vacancy advertising. ■ A range of other supporting services. Contact the Economic Development department on 9205 2200 or visit hume.vic.gov.au/ business for more information. Hume City Council recognises the rich Aboriginal heritage within the municipality and acknowledges the Gunung-Willam-Balluk of the Wurundjeri as the Traditional Custodians of this land. Council embraces Aboriginal living culture as a vital part of Australia's identity and recognises, celebrates and pays respect to the existing family members of the Gunung-Willam-Balluk and to Elders past and present. This newsletter is printed on ecoStar+ 100% Recycled Silk

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