A respite centre will be open in Ballan on Thursday 22 February due to the expected Extreme Fire Danger rated day for the district.
Please note the fire danger period has commenced for Moorabool Shire.
What does revegetation mean? What plants do I need for my area and where can I buy them?
Revegetation means replanting and rebuilding the soil. We revegetate the land in the Shire using indigenous plants.
The word indigenous means naturally occurring and well adapted to the local environment.
Indigenous plants provide habitat for native wildlife and birds and can improve the condition of soils and water. Indigenous plants generally grow with little assistance, can withstand the prevailing conditions, and are likely to regenerate.
The most suitable indigenous plants are grown from seed collected locally. We encourage landholders and nurseries to use seed collected from sites that are similar to the intended planting site.
If you wish to collect seed from public land make sure you contact an officer from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to obtain the necessary permit.
To assist you with your revegetation project you can use our recommended native plant list for your area. If your area is not provided here, please contact us for your appropriate planting list.
Bacchus Marsh Seedling Farm Pty Ltd
Grey Box & Grasslands
Newport and Balliang
Ph: (03) 5369 5221
Daylesford Rd, Creswick
Ph: (03) 5345 2502
Ph: (03) 5286 1397
Looking after my patchSignificant Roadside Vegetation