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Moorabool Landcare and environmental networks

There are a number of ways for land owners and residents to get involved with caring for their local environment.

Moorabool Shire is fortunate to have 13 Landcare groups, and several Friends-of groups working throughout the region to improve the health of our local environment.

Our local groups offer a wealth of local knowledge and can greatly assist group members to undertake environmentally proactive projects.


Landcare groups

Landcare groups are volunteer networks of landowners, working together to improve the health of their local environment in both rural and urban settings. Landcare groups are able to offer local advice and support to members regarding a wide range of land management issues including weeds and pests, tree selection and planting, erosion control, and native flora and fauna.  

For information on Landcare Groups within the Moorabool Shire, please contact the following, or to contact your local group directly, please see the list below:


Moorabool Landcare Network

Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group

Roger MacRaild

Jennifer Johnson

Ph: 0459 622 588

Ph: 0497 770 075






Moorabool Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee

The Moorabool Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee was formed in 1998. The Network comprises of representatives from each of the Moorabool Landcare and Friends Groups, VFF, CFA and Council. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month to discuss environmental issues. The meetings allow representatives to share problems and solutions in relation to land management, as well as provide advice to Council.


Moorabool Environment Group

Moorabool Environment Group is concerned with environmental issues in the Moorabool Shire. Some of the activities of the group include:

  • No new coal Bacchus Marsh campaign
  • Providing environmental information for the general community
  • Solar Information sessions
  • Spring Garden Workshops (for eg keeping chooks, starting a worm farm & growing succulents)
  • Monthly Produce Swap in Bacchus Marsh
  • Ballan Hospital Community Garden
  • Clean Up Australia events
  • Local Landcare and Friends Groups


Contacting your local group

Below is a list of Landcare and Friends' groups. If you are interested in attending a meeting or becoming a member please contact the relevant group.

Last Updated:

Thursday, 16 June, 2016 - 14:08