Landholder programs

Through our landholder programs we work together to achieve better productivity and environmental results. Each of the programs operate differently and you may need to apply during a given period to get involved. Read the details below for more information.

On ground works

We are able to contribute funding and expertise to approved on ground works in our priority areas. This work is aimed at improving water quality and river health and can include:

  • fencing of creeks and rivers
  • replanting of native vegetation along the waterways
  • stream bed and bank stabilisation
  • removal of exotic weeds including willows
  • reinstatement of  billabongs and old river meanders
  • fencing of remnant and riparian vegetation

Revegetation and river management: a landholder’s perspective

Corner Inlet Landholder, Gavin Egan, has spent the last 25 years undertaking on-ground works such as those above. In this short video featured on this page we visit his amazing property to learn about the productivity and environmental benefits he has experienced as a result of this work.

If you would like to express interest in undertaking these on-ground works please call us today.

An irrigator watering a crop

Macalister Irrigation District (MID) Irrigation Efficiency Incentive Program

This program funds on-farm projects to:

  • support irrigators linking to delivery system modernisation activities
  • improve water quality and protect the health of the Gippsland Lakes
  • improve water-use efficiency and reduce nutrient run-off
  • reduce problems associated with water logging and salinity
  • support an increasingly productive irrigation sector with reduced impacts on the environment and public assets

In 2016-17 rebates will be available for:

  • new irrigation farm plans
  • updated irrigation farm plans
  • irrigation reuse system
  • flood to spray irrigation conversions
  • best practice surface irrigation upgrades

Funding is available now for new and updated irrigation farms plans.

Expressions of interest for on-ground works will be accepted from Wednesday, 17  May to Wednesday, 21 June 2017.

For more information, or to request an application form, please contact the irrigation team at the Agriculture Victoria in Maffra on (03) 5147 0800.

Grassy Woodland Gippsland Red Gum patch


The Gippsland Red Gum Grassy Woodland is a critically endangered vegetation community that occurs across the Gippsland Plain. The community comes in two forms, as a woodland and as a grassland with few or no trees.

For more information about the Red Gum Grassy Woodlands, please visit the project page.

You can also access the Red Gum Grassy Woodlands ID Tool and native pasture management document



CORE 4 aims to keep nutrients and sediment on farm. This makes good sense as it contributes to productivity, turns run-off back into an asset and helps improve the health of local waterways.

Current funding for the CORE 4 program has closed. Information about future funding opportunities will be available soon.