Action Plan and Regional Grants
To improve the management of fruit fly horticultural industries, local communities and government must work together. To help coordinate this collaborative approach, a new five-year action plan was developed as part of a collaborative process with community, industry and government partners to provide a framework to link state-wide and regional action.
To oversee the delivery of the action plan a state-wide coordinator has been appointed. An advisory committee to oversee the delivery of the plan is currently being established, in addition to regional governance groups in key horticulture areas. The regional governance groups will develop and implement regional action plans in alignment with the state-wide plan.
The department has produced an overview of the new action plan:
The full action plan is also available:
Regional Grants Program
The Managing Fruit Fly – Regional Grants Program will assist in the delivery of a coordinated and collaborative approach to fruit fly management across Victoria in alignment with the state-wide Action Plan.
The Regional Grants Program will empower regional Victorian industries and communities to take the lead on fruit fly management in their local area through the development and delivery of state aligned, regionally specific action plans which include the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders (industry, community, local and state governments) at the local level.
Grants will be awarded to groups or organisations, to support regional co-ordination of fruit fly management activities, the delivery of localised on ground community control programs, and local communication and engagement activities to raise awareness of, and increase participation in, fruit fly management by all stakeholders in regional Victoria.
Round one of the Regional Grants Program is now closed. Successful applicants will be notified early in 2017 and will be made public on this website soon after.
A second round of grants will be released later in 2017.
For more information please contact Cathy Mansfield on (03) 5833 5225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.