Forestry Local Development Strategy grants launched23/03/2021
Targeted support for communities impacted by changes to native timber harvesting is now available through the Victorian Forestry Plan.
Local Development Strategy grants of up to $400,000 will assist communities to plan for their future economic make-up.
The grants will be available to 11 key communities where native timber harvesting and processing is an important source of jobs and economic activity.
Placing the power in the communities’ hands, the grants will be available to local community-led groups who will be supported by the Victorian Forestry Plan Transition Team and their local council.
Through the grants communities will be able to undertake long-term economic diversification planning to support their local economy, adapt to new industries and build capability to increase job opportunities.
The Local Development Strategy grants are a key element of the Victorian Government’s commitment to ensure that impacted communities are well supported through the transition.
Implementation of the communities’ plans will be supported by the $36 million Victorian Forestry Plan Transition Fund release.