As part of our commitment to maintain the natural environment, we provide a variety of resources that support the use of native plants for revegetation. We provide landholders assistance with:
Rural Tree Grants
Information regarding the Preparation for Bushfire Vegetation Management (10/50 Rule)
Indigenous Plants Revegetation Guide
The Revegetation Guide is a free booklet available at all Customer Service Centres or from the Natural Environment Team. This guide is filled with valuable information on indigenous plants well suited to the local area. Indigenous plants create an attractive landscape in both bush and garden settings as well as provide great habitat and food for native wildlife. The planting of indigenous plants is encouraged to maintain the biodiversity of the region.
The guide includes an extensive array of information regarding plant communities, methods of revegetation, seed type variations and planting zones. Apart from numerous photographs to assist identification, there is an informative table of planting zones and landscape locations where each plant will grow best.
Baw Baw Shire provide a copy of the Indigenous Plants Revegetation Guide to download from the related links tab, avalilable only in PDF format at present. However, hard copies of the Guide are available from Customer Service Centres.
West Gippsland Seedbank
The local West Gippsland Seedbank, promote the maintenance of the natural environment through revegetation. They collect, clean, and store indigenous seeds from the West Gippsland Region, under Permit from DSE & Baw Baw Shire. Seeds are later sold to local landowners, Landcare groups, Greening Australia, Melbourne Water and local Native Nurseries.
For more information contact our Natural Environment team:
on 5624 2599 or 5624 2409