Landcare Links December 2021

ISSUE 12 / 14.12.2021

Round 2 of the Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot now open! Now Aussie farmers in 6 new eligible NRM regions can apply.

The pilot is part of the Australian Government’s Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Package, where farmers receive payment for plantings that deliver biodiversity and carbon abatement. It’s part of their work to develop a voluntary biodiversity market.

Goulburn Broken CMA are the local NRM partner helping the government to implement the pilot in our region, helping to ensure it works for our landholders.

Enquiries about the program can be directed to the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment at or you can call them at 1800 329 055.

Enquiries about the program can be directed to the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment at or you can call them at 1800 329 055.

For more information on the pilot and how to submit an application, click here.

Warm Regards,

Kerstie Lee
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority


The Goulburn Broken CMA pays our respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledges and recognises the primacy of Traditional Owners’ obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

Funding Partners


News & Events

Understanding soils: An introduction to Soil Science Principles Short Course

On Thursday 10th Feb - Friday 11th Feb, Soils Science Australia is hosting a short course in the fundementals of soil science including soil physical, chemical and biological properties and soil survey and classification.

Cost: Course $350, Dinner $40; Accommodation & breakfast $100; Field trip (inc lunch) $40 - register and pay by Feb 1 2022 or contact Dr Bhawana Bhatta for further information.

Grants Available

Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilient Soils and Landscapes Grants Program open now and due on the 11th January 2021.

This grant targeting at improving the drought resilience of agriculture; involve trial and demonstration of practices to improve management of natural capital in ways that directly support drought resilience  focused on achieving and measuring impacts at scale, particularly landscape scale; provide “case studies” to support “scaling out” of successful practices through robust monitoring, measurement and communication of project impacts; are valued between $500,000 and $1 million; delivered over April 2022 to June 2024.

Landcare in Focus magazine

For the latest Landcare in Focus magazine which highlights Andrew Stewart who is the Bob Hawke Landcare Award Winner; rock chutes to control erosion and a sustainable beef cattle enterprise.

Master TreeGrowers Course - coming in March-April 2022

Upper Goulburn catchment area are hosting an 8 session Master TreeGrower Course with Rowan Reid. Please register your interest by contacting Rita Seethaler or or 0411 168 840.

Further information to come in the new year.


Regenerative Grazing course - coming in March-April 2022

Upper Goulburn Landcare Network are hosting a Regenerative Grazing Course with Graham Hand in March-April 2022. 

Please register your interest by contacting Kerstie Lee 


For further information or to order a hard copy of the newsletter please contact:

Goulburn Broken CMA
168 Welsford Street (PO Box 1752) | Shepparton, Victoria 3630 | Phone: 03 5822 7700
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