Land Management Incentive Program

Nillumbik Shire Council offers a Land Management Incentive Program (LMIP) to assist rural residents to undertake on-ground projects that protect natural resources and enhance local biodiversity.

For information or to apply contact our Land Management Officer Tim O’Donnell on 9433 3207 or email

The next stage in the application process is typically a site visit to discuss the project proposal and how the grant might assist. The LMIP supports a range of on-ground land management activities for private landowners and for Landcare Groups (or similar groups). Projects relating to land within the green wedge and Rural Conservation Zone or areas in or adjoining land with an Environmental Significance Overlay will be given priority over others.

Council has developed guidelines(PDF, 538KB) which contain the specific details for eligibility of projects for their assessment and funding through the LMIP.