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Project Platypus was established in 1994 when it became obvious that the huge land and water degradation problems in the area were too extensive to be managed by individual landholders and Landcare groups. Project Platypus acts as an umbrella organisation for the eleven Landcare groups of the Upper Wimmera Catchment to deliver large scale projects.

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Wimmera Farming Network
Presents ...

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CONTAINING STOCK TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY IN DRY TIMES
With livestock consultant San Jolly


COST:
$20 per session, including morning tea and lunch.

Book online at www.stock_containment.eventbrite.com.au or
RSVP to Annette Smith -
EMAIL: contact@wfn.org.au or
MOBILE: 0408 372 271

 

Download Flyer for dates and
more information
.
(pdf, 421 kbs).

cover cropping
farm tour

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ONE DAY TOUR

See first hand the soil improvement gains achieved through innovative practices such as cover and companion cropping, liquid fertiliser use and the elimination
of fungicide.

 

DATE: Tuesday, 4th October 2016
TIME: 7.00am - 5.00pm. Bus departs from Albion Carpark Stawell.
COST: $25 meals provided

RSVP: bronwyn@platypus.org.au
or 0400 593 500

More information and Flyer
(pdf, 7150 kbs).

FARM FINANCE & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Tree

INTENSIVE TRAINING SESSION

WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, 6th Oct at Goldfields Comfort Inn, Western Hwy

WHY: Farm business and financial resilence has never been more important, particularly when considering the number of challenges and uncertainties currently facing the farming sector.

COST: $24pp for two course dinner

RSVP: by Thurs 29/09 on 5358 4410 or email bronwyn@platypus.org.au.

 

Download Flyer for more information
(pdf, 3.68mbs).

Project platypus invites you to attend ......

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FARM TOUR

Frock up, pull on some sensible shoes and join other local like minded ladies for a farm tour exploring alternative income streams along with dinner at Deidres' with guest speaker Leila Sweeney.

DATE: Friday, 14th October 2016
TIME: 2pm. Departing from Albion Carpark Stawell.
COST: $40
DINNER: Deidres, Laharum Grove.
1603 Winfields Rd Laharum.

RSVP: bronwyn@platypus.org.au
or 5358 4410

More information and Flyer
(pdf, 543 kbs).

healthy land
healthy horses

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ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Come along to hear how you can keep your horse/s healthy and happy and at the same time take good care of the land that they live on.

 

DATE: Saturday, 3rd December 2016
VENUE: Powerhouse, Sloane Street, Stawell
TIME: 9.00am - 3.30pm
COST: $25 meals provided

RSVP: bronwyn@platypus.org.au
or 0409 740 521

Download Flyer
(pdf, 3680 kbs).

MLA PASTURE TOOLS

MLA Pasture tools

MLA provides a range of tools and calculators to assist red meat producers in making decisions in their businesses.

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www.mla.com.au/Extension-training-and-tools/Tools-calculators.

SUPPORT PROJECT PLATYPUS

Link to GiveNow.com.au

A donation to Project Platypus can help fund much needed Landcare projects. We are currently running programs with a focus on remnant protection, revegetation, landcare support, and sustainable agriculture initiatives.

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To donate, go to - www.givenow.com.au/projectplatypus.

All donations over $2 are tax deductable.

Landmate

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The Landmate Crews are available for work that has benefit to the environment or the community, for example fencing off waterways to protect them from stock, or construction and maintenance of walking tracks.

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Landmate Eligibility Checklist

Register here

Landholder Incentive

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Project Platypus has a long history of supporting our local community in revegetation and the protection of existing native vegetation in the upper Wimmera catchment.

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Read more about the landholder revegetation and remnant protection projects.

 

Interested in undertaking tree planting projects on your land?
Download information and
application form
.
(pdf, 481kbs).

Platypus Monitoring Program

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Submit your sightings, upload a photo, view sightings in your local area, learn about platypuses, and interact with other ‘platypusSPOTters’.

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Read more on how to get involved.

 


latest news

Grampians to Pyrenees Biolink Plan Launched

Project Platypus Biolink plan

On the 9th of June 2016 a group of 40 interested people gathered in Halls Gap to celebrate the project’s achievements and officially launch the "Grampians to Pyrenees Biolink Conservation Action Plan".

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PROJECT PLATYPUS LATEST NEWSLETTER

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Download the Project Platypus
Summer 2016 Newsletter

(pdf, 1630kbs)

 

 

PROJECT PLATYPUS WINS THE STATE LANDCARE AWARD

Project Platypus Landcare Ceremony

Project Platypus were presented with the Landcare Network Award by Her Excellency The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria at the 2015 Victorian Landcare Award ceremony at Government House in Melbourne on Monday.

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Upper Wimmera Landcare Groups

Click on the appropriate area of the map below to go to more information on that Landcare Group ......

Click to go to more information on Moyston Landcare Group Click to go to more information on Great Western Landcare Group Click to go to more information on Elmhurst Landcare Group Click to go to more information on Concongella Landcare Group Click to go to more information on Stawell Urban Landcare Group Click to go to more information on Crowlands Landcare Group Click to go to more information on Navarre Landcare Group Click to go to more information on Northern Grampians Landcare Group Click to go to more information on Black Range Landcare Group Click to go to more information on Jallukar Landcare Group Click to go to more information on Landsborough Landcare Group