2007-08

In 2007-08 Grow West undertook a range of business opportunities and partnerships, including:

  • Fine-tuned its business model and drafted a revised Business Plan.
  • Secured $60,000 from partner organisations, $60,000 from corporate investment and $154,000 from the Australian Government’s Natural Heritage Trust.
  • Ccorporate investment from Victoria Electricity and Aviva Australia Limited.
  • Revegetation with locally indigenous species of approximately 80 hectares
  • Establishment of approximately 70 hectares of farm forestry demonstration sites in the Rowsley Valley and Bacchus Marsh areas.
  • Grow West Community Planting Day with over 100 volunteer attendees and over 3,500 trees established.
  • Site of the launch of the Victorian Government’s Green Paper Land and biodiversity at a time of climate change.