Bush Returns16 April 2014Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority

Bush Returns

The Bush Returns – Woodlands Tender is a joint project of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA) and the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) and is funded by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country (CFoC) initiative.

Funding is now available in the form of management payments for landholders in the Goulburn Broken catchment wishing to manage and protect threatened Grassy Woodland remnants on their property including: Grey Box Grassy Woodlands, White Box-Yellow Box-Blakely's Red Gum Grassy Woodlands and Buloke Woodlands.

Remnants of these woodlands are found scattered across the catchment in both the dryland and irrigation areas. These woodland communities typically occur on hill slopes and gently undulating country with an open and grassy understorey. The overstorey is usually dominated by White Box, Yellow Box, Blakely's Red Gum, Grey Box or Buloke, however other trees such as River Red Gum and White Cypress Pine may also occur. If you have any of these trees with some native grass understorey, there is a good chance you are eligible for assistance to protect and manage these areas under the Woodland Tender.

For more information, download the information sheets and Expression of Interest form or contact Dave Smith at DSE Benalla, PH: (03) 5761 1514, email dave.smith@dse.vic.gov.au

Expressions of Interest are now open, but get in quick as funding is limited!

To find out more about the woodland communities targeted under the Woodland Tender and other nationally threatened communities download map below.


Bush Returns 2011 - Flyer
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Bush Returns 2011 - Information for Landholders
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Bush Returns 2011 - Frequently Asked Questions
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Bush Returns 2011 - Expression of Interest form
PDF file - 205 KB
Bush Returns 2011 - Map of Woodlands area
PDF file - 1.14 MB
Bush Returns 2008 - Case Studies
PDF file - 515 KB
Trust for Nature in the Goulburn Broken region - Brochure
PDF file - 132 KB