The MCCG Management Committee is calling for expressions of interest from MCCG Members for funding support (up to $2000 per property) to carry out bushcare work. This would apply to activities such as weed removal and control, mulching of cleared areas, re-planting with native species etc. on private properties within the catchment.
Consideration will only be given to proposals that significantly enhance native plant biodiversity and improve wildlife habitat. Preference will be given to applications for work that is beyond the resources of the property owners themselves.
The aim will be to collate bids into one or more larger applications to apply for funding from external sources. Proposals should:
- specify the location and area of the work
- outline the tasks to be carried out
- summarise the benefits to be achieved and
- provide a detailed budget for materials and labour.
Photographs of the relevant areas should also be provided. The number of native plants and shrubs required should be specified, but there will be no cost since suitable plants will be supplied free of charge by our Native Plant Nursery.
All work must be performed and/or overseen by approved contractors. As a guide the cost of contractor support can be estimated at approximately $75/hr for one person/supervisor and a further $60/hr for additional staff. (These approximate costs include overheads etc.)
Expressions of interest should be submitted via email to the MCCG Secretary via email: [email protected].
The closing date for submissions is Friday 20th September 2019.