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.

Corner Inlet Cows

Fert$mart

Delivered in partnership with GippsDairy, the Fert$mart will help with your soil and fertility management.

Benefits of Fert$mart include

  • on farm savings of nutrients resulting in financial rewards
  • determining the right product for your soils, at the right rates
  • nutrients being retained on farm resulting in less nutrients entering waterways

Visit fertsmart.dairyingfortomorrow.com.au for more information

Fert$mart is currently open in the Corner Inlet catchment – see if you could be eligible to participate in this subsidised program.

cows

CORE 4

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 is open in the Macalister Irrigation Area.

Read more to apply.