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Landcare Coordinator position

The Heytesbury District Landcare Network is seeking to employ an enthusiastic person to take up the role of Landcare Coordinator on a permanent, part-time full basis (30 hours per week).

The Heytesbury District Landcare Network (HDLN) represents and supports Landcare groups, community groups, farmers and land managers to address natural resource and sustainable land management issues within the Heytesbury region in Southwest Victoria.

Specifically, this role will include planning and implementing revegetation and regenerative agriculture projects, seeking funding and partnership opportunities and undertaking activities in the 2021-24 Landcare Facilitator Work Plan.

A position description can be obtained by clicking on the PDF icon below.      Applications close  5:00pm Thursday February 2, 2023.

Community Nursery News

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Orders open until 31st January 2023

For most indigenous tubestock (list here).

Please email us. Trays of 40 for each species.

Excess seedlings usually available in Spring. 

Cobden Lake Planting

 A Bostocks Landcare Group and HDLN iniative with support for the Cobden Lake Committee helped plant 300 grasses and shrubs with Cobden Primary School and also the Hampden Specialist School

Gilson College Planting

Gilson College visited our area as part of their community engagement camp in which they spend 2 weeks in the district helping and learning about the region. We were lucky enough to have them across 1 week which we planted a huge amount of trees.

Carbon On The Farms

Thrilled to be working with many partners including Deakin Uni, Corangamite CMA, Corangamite Shire, Camperdown Compost, Triple R Biochar and Power for Farmers on this innovative project tackling on-farm greenhouse gases.

Fire Recovery for the District at Glenfyne Hall.

An excellent turn out at the Fire recovery BBQ and chat at Glenfyne Hall last night. More than 70 in attendance with Elingamite-Cobrico Landcare hosting and the HDLN crew and CCMA supporting the event. Thanks to all who pitched in to help. We’re looking forward to a community-led joint effort between Landcare, CMAs, DELWP, the Shire, AgVic etc to restore our extraordinary landscape.

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Biofund is HDLN's annual grant program focused on planting, protection, enhancement or linking of native vegetation and that encourage community participation.

EOIs are due 30th September of each year.  If you have a good project idea, click on the fact Sheets and Forms page above to download the guidelines and application forms.

Click Here for Expression of Interest Form

Please feel free contact us for more information...5598 3755

Project Funding

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In Autumn 2022 we partnered with Otway Agroforestry Network to run the Master Tree Growers course. It’s an 8-day, field based course for landholders interested in planting and managing trees and shrubs for conservation and profit.

The course covered a wide range of topics that reflect the interests and aspirations of the participating landholders, such as establishing and managing of trees on farms for shelter, aesthetics, biodiversity, soil erosion control, high quality timber and other forest based products. There were 28 graduates. 

Weeds Hotline

Got an issue with or have you spotted noxious weeds?

Call DEDJTR on 5561 9904 for assistance and advice.

Check out our Network on the Corangamite CMA's NRM Portal

Cick on map to go to the Corangamite CMA's NRM Portal.  You'll find our projects for the past 6 years, with more information to come on our work in the landscape.

Check out our Going Upstream video... 

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