SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams

SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
Ballarat Environment Network
Golden Plains Shire
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Wimmera Catchment Management Authority
Mt Korong Eco-Watch

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Project partners



The South-West Victoria Brolga Research Project  is a collaborative project supported by the following organisations:



Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment



Sustainability Victoria


Birds Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA)

Birds Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA)


Clean Energy Council

Clean Energy Council






Meridian Wind Macarthur



Union Fenosa Wind Australia



Pacific Hydro



Biosis Research


Representatives of each of these organisations sit on the project Steering Committee.

The project has been assisted with funding support from the Commonwealth Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

How are the Project Participants involved in the project?

The involvement of each Project Participant is defined through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Each participating organisation is represented on the Steering Committee.

The role of the Steering Committee is to provide oversight and support to the Project. The Committee meets at key milestone intervals throughout the term of the project (to 2011) to provide direction/guidance where appropriate and receive technical advice and input from the independent Scientific Panel and PhD student undertaking the Project. The Steering Committee is chaired by the Department of Sustainability and Environment.

As explicitly outlined and agreed to in the MoU between the Project participants, no aspect of any individual wind farm proposal will be discussed or assessed by the Steering Committee or the Scientific Panel. This task will be left to the statutory planning systems in place throughout Victoria, as outlined in the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

The Project Partners have agreed to work in collaboration to achieve to objectives of the Project.