Storm Recovery Habitat Kits
Please note: applications for Habitat Kits have now closed.
In partnership with DELWP and Landcare Victoria, we are excited to offer storm impacted residents free Storm Recovery Habitat Kits to support our local wildlife and vegetation recover after the June 2021 weather event.
Habitat Kits are available in various sizes depending on your property.
The kits include:
- Up to 50 native plants
- Up to 10 tree saplings
- Up to 3 nest boxes
- A bee hotel
To apply for a Storm Recovery Habitat Kit, complete this form: https://bit.ly/MSC-habitat-kit
We will assess your eligibility based on your area's storm impact. We have a limited number so we want to make sure we are helping the areas most in need.
Many animals who rely on tree hollows lost their homes during the storm. Native species who were impacted in Moorabool include: brush-tailed phascogales, greater gliders, powerful owls, barking owls and feather-tailed gliders. Residents with these animals in their area will also be prioritised.
If there aren't well established trees on your property that can hold a nest box, you can opt to receive a kit with just plants/tree saplings.
Image credit: Australian Geographic
Collecting your Habitat Kit:
Successful applicants will be invited to attend a workshop on habitat and vegetation hosted by Moorabool's Storm Recovery Team and Landcare, on Sun 3 July at Spargo Creek Mineral Springs. This event is where you will collect your plants, saplings, nest boxes and bee hotels.
Thank you to the Ballan Men's Shed and Rotary Club of Bacchus Marsh for building the nest boxes. The wood for the boxes was supplied by the Romsey green waste facility, processed from timber collected during the storm clean up. The plants and saplings were propagated at Rowsley Nursery.
Note: the final nest boxes will be painted.