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Council aims to support landowners maintaining land in the green wedge through providing up-to-date information.
This Information Hub is a guide to a range of topics linking to organisations and services that can provide practical advice and support to landowners in the green wedge.
Find further information to help with planning matters and the risk of bushfire.
Facilitating community-led bushfire preparedness activities with Nillumbik’s rural communities.
Recent changes in the Nillumbik planning scheme for exemptions to clear vegetation to manage the risk of bushfire
Learn more about burning off, the rules for reducing vegetation around your home, and our fire hazard inspection program, including Fire Prevention Notices.
How your business can get involved - find a list of projects, working groups, information and resources related to a range of businesses in Nillumbik.
Using sustainable resources and introducing recycling and waste reduction measures can have a positive effect on the environment, but can also improve your business’s profitability and reputation.
Find a workshop or event to improve your skills, grow your business and meet other local business people.
Learn how Council can support you to care for your land
This Communities Environment Program-funded project ran from 2020 to 2021. It built capacity within the Nillumbik community to identify and control deer by providing educational activities and resources.
This directory lists businesses and individuals who can provide deer-related services in Nillumbik
Learn about this project that focuses on the conservation of biodiversity and threatened species.
In Nillumbik, deer are increasing in population and extent, causing damage to native vegetation, agriculture and gardens. Find out how to identify and monitor deer, along with a directory of services that can help you control deer on your property.
See our comprehensive list of environmental publications
The Nillumbik Gardens for Wildlife (G4W) is a partnership between Nillumbik Shire Council and community members to engage the public in creating habitat gardens for local wildlife.
Find out more about local environmental and land management groups, volunteering and citizens science opportunities; and our Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee
Learn more about the biodiversity conservation project Sugarloaf Link project.
Learn about the Equiculture course and how you can access the Nillumbik discount
Learn more about this incentive to help address land degradation, improve your property and protect and enhance biodiversity.
Find out about grants and funding opportunities offered by other local, state and federal bodies and organisations at the Nillumbik Grants Hub
Learn more about Farm, Sustainable Agricultural and Trust for Nature rebates to assist landowners manage the natural environment on their properties.
Walk, ride or cycle along the extensive network of trails in Nillumbik.
There are more than 100 parks in Nillumbik which offer a wonderful opportunity to experience our beautiful natural environment. Find your nearest park, reserve or playground using an interactive map of Nillumbik.
Travels from Hurstbridge to Panton Hill, Smiths Gully, St Andrews, Cottles Bridge, and back again every Saturday. Find information and timetables.
The State Government provides a range of information about green wedges. This information is general and not specific to Nillumbik:
Find an alphabetical list of strategies, plans and policies here.
Provides an overview of Council's plan for funding, resourcing and service delivery for the green wedge.
Council is creating a Green Wedge Conversations program to provide local communities with a forum to discuss the topics that matter