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In August 2011, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change announced more than $1m in funding for a dedicated local government litter prevention officers program
The local government litter prevention officers program is a competitive, merit-based grant program focused on building the capacity of local councils to recruit litter prevention officers.
The program aims to:
After an internal evaluation panel conducted by EPA, the Minister announced the following successful applicants:
Applications for this funding closed in March 2011.
The local government litter prevention officers program is a Victorian Government initiative to support local government by allocating $1.6m of funding to employ a number of local government litter prevention officers.
Funding under this grant was available to all Victorian local councils.
There was no predetermined limit to the amount of financial support available from the fund. However, the level of funding sought was to reflect the extent to which the proposal met the objectives of the fund and the capacity of the council to support the proposal.
Retrospective activities: councils’ current litter enforcement arrangements. Identifying and documenting the environmental impacts of littering.
Successful applicants are being funded to employ litter prevention officers for two years.
EPA organised a training session for the all litter prevention officers employed through the program in mid-2011. Ongoing support to the employed officers (such as providing advice and guidance, or answering questions) is provided through EPA’s litter enforcement program officer.
No. Successful applicants are in charge of the recruitment process and were required to employ litter prevention officers by 1 July 2011.
Yes. EPA organised an induction training session for all LPOs employed through this initiative. The session was run in July 2011.
Two or more councils could decide to form a partnership and prepare a joint application to employ one of more litter prevention officers and form a task force for the assigned council area.
Further information about the local government litter prevention officers program can be obtained by emailing email@example.com or by contacting EPA.
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