Bunyip Complex bushfires - natural environment recovery
Bushfire recovery - latest updates
For the most recent updates visit the Latest updates web page
Property clean up - VicSES chainsaw competency maintenance
The SES have offered assistance with chain sawing related to:
- uprooted trees with branches with foliage still attached
- trees hooked up in another tree
- trees felled and on the ground with branches attached
- logs on the ground in good condition. – No old or rotting trees.
This program is designed to teach SES volunteers chainsaw courses while helping residents with property clean up.
To register your interest: Email your address details, contact number and a photo of trees/logs to the SES at RON.FITCH@members.ses.vic.gov.au
Land management grants
- For more info visit Cardinia Shire weed grants
- Cardinia Environment Coalition (CEC) can also assist fire-affected residents with funding for the revegetation of indigenous tube stock . Contact Lindsay McNaught for more information and to see if you are eligible at email@example.com
Grants available through Westernport Catchment Landcare Network
Funding to support revegetation using tube stock and local seed for direct seeding, protection and enhancement of remnant vegetation, and weed control on private land.
Nectar Feeders in the Western Port Catchment
Funding to support landholders with planting a variety of indigenous nectar-producing plants throughout the catchment in urban and rural gardens and within existing wildlife corridors.
River and Creek Grants
This program is designed to improve waterway health, increase biodiversity and improve farm productivity through fencing off waterways, planting indigenous vegetation & providing watering troughs in paddocks for stock.
Shelterbelt design guidelines for climate change
- Cardinia Shire Council, in partnership with Bunyip Landcare, Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority and Westernport Catchment Landcare Network has engaged Eco Logical Australia to undertake research into shelterbelt design and the impact of climate change.
- 10 local landholders were involved in the study.
- A report and guide will be produced by June 2021. The report will inform landholders on best practice shelterbelt design for whole-farm planning.
Further support and resources for landholders
- Agriculture Victoria
- Port Phillip and Westernport CMA
- Bunyip Landcare
- Cannibal Creek Catchment Landcare
- Property guide to equine health – A guide to key local problem plants for horse property owners - for your copy contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Recovery centre - book hub
- Council's indigenous plant guide
- Managing weeds