North East Landmate Program
The Landmate program is a partnership which is jointly funded by Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning and the Department of Justice. Small groups of Industry supervised prisoners undertake environmental works on private and public land in Beechworth and surrounding district. Objectives of the program include:
- Assistance for landholders, Landcare and community groups to achieve environmental improvements.
- Provide Corrections Victoria and the prisoners involved the opportunity to provide a positive contribution to the local community.
- Provide prisoners with opportunity to learn new skills and develop and/or maintain a work ethic that will assist their reintegration back into society on release.
Recent changes to the eligibility of support for Landmate has meant new conditions and support options. These details are now available via the Guidelines Document below, but a brief summary includes:
1. Projects undertaken on public land by community groups, with funding through DELWP sourced (including via CMA) grants, may be eligible for no cost access to Landmate support
2. Projects undertaken on private land, but funded through DELWP sourced (including via CMA) grants, or through disaster recovery works (flood or fire) may be eligible for no cost access to Landmate support
3. Projects undertaken on public land by community groups, but not specifically funded by grants, may be eligible for up to 3 days per year of no cost access to Landmate support
4. Projects funded through Australian Government, local government or other programs, including self funded works, will be able to access Landmate support for a daily charge of $400 per day.
If your group is interested in receiving Landmate support, please refer to the Guidelines document below, which also includes Application forms and contacts.
Prisoner Landmate Program Guidelines and Application Forms