Nillumbik's Conservation Corridors Program

Nine Nillumbik Landcare groups were successful in receiving funding from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) for the Nillumbik’s Conservation Corridors Project under the Communities for Nature Grant Program.

This exciting project seeks to engage the local community to protect and improve habitat for a range of threatened plants and animals in the Shire. Support and assistance will be provided for on-ground and coordinated management works including weed control, pest animal control, fauna monitoring and biodiversity enhancement. This will allow the local community to continue to take action to reverse the decline of significant populations of threatened species and to conserve, maintain and enhance biodiversity in our unique and important area. Refer to the Nillumbik Conservation Corridors Program flyer for more information.

In order to protect, enhance and restore populations of significant plants and animals on your property we would like to assist you by funding a range of on-ground management works which may include:

  • Pest animal control
  • Fencing
  • Weed control
  • Seed collection
  • Survey of native and pest animal populations
  • Installation of nest boxes or habitat pavers
  • Revegetation and biodiversity enhancement
  • Monitoring

The location and details of the works will be  discussed, documented and agreed to with you prior to any works being undertaken. You will have the ultimate say with respect to project implementation on your land. Where contractors are used for works, we will ensure that they are fully qualified, insured and approved to undertake the works.

See the Nillumbik Landcare Network website for more information on weeds, mapping and monitoring, orchids of Nillumbik and flora and fauna management.

If you are interested in taking part in this project, contact your local Landcare Group or Meg Cullen, Nillumbik Conservation Corridors Project Officer on 9433 3214 or Meg.Cullen@nillumbik.vic.gov.au