Community grants

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Community Education and Community Advisor Grant Programs - Trial for mining and quarrying projects

The Community Education and Advisor Grant Programs aim to assist local communities to participate in environmental and planning assessment processes for major new mining and quarrying projects. As a trial, the programs will provide funding to assist local communities where there are proposed new mining or quarrying projects.

The trial will involve:

  • Community Education: Workshops, clinics and resources have been delivered locally to community members where there are major new mining and quarrying proposals undergoing an Environmental Effects Statement (EES) process.
  • Community Advisor: Funding will be available for eligible not-for-profit community groups to enable them to obtain legal advice and representation during environmental assessment and associated public inquiry processes.

Community Education Grant Program

The Victorian Government allocated approximately $50,000 to specialist community legal centre Environmental Justice Australia (EJA) to deliver community education workshops and online resources under the Community Education Grant Program.

This program was run in 2018. Through its Community Environmental Legal Service, EJA delivered online resources, including fact sheets about the environmental and planning assessment process for mines and quarries and legal education sessions for local community members in Glenaladale and Bunyip North.

For more information and contact details visit Community Environmental Legal Service.

Community Advisor Grants

The Community Advisor Grants is for not-for-profit community organisations seeking to represent local community interests during public hearings in relation to the:

Find out more about the Community Advisor Grants Program.

Page last updated: 09 Sep 2019