Revegetation Support Program

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The Wye River and Separation Creek revegetation support program is an initiative to assist fire-affected properties in Wye River and Separation Creek. The program is contributing to community recovery by supporting the efforts of landholders to revegetate their fire-affected properties. Over the life of the program some 7500 native plants will be given to the community for planting on private land.

This program is funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and is being delivered by the Southern Otway Landcare Network (SOLN). It is also supported by the Capital Wye River / Separation Creek Vegetation Restoration Committee. 

Requests for Plants for the winter - spring 2020 planting season to participate in this program are now being sought - the online Expression of Interest form is at the bottom of this page. Requests to participate deadline is 12 June. 

Am I eligible?

All fire-affected properties in Wye River and Separation Creek are eligible to receive plants through the revegetation support program.

What will be delivered as part of the revegetation support program?

In total, the revegetation support program will provide approximately 7,500 native plants over four or five years.  Fifty plants per fire-affected property, were delivered in initial rounds, depending on individual needs and environmental conditions, and those who have already received plants remain eligible for this year's program. The plants are from locally sourced seed at SOLN’s nursery in the Otway region. Propagating the plants locally ensures that the best possible stock is offered for the program in the most cost-effective manner.

How do I get my plants?

To obtain plants the first step is to complete the EOI form. The information provided will help SOLN to determine the specific needs of each property. The key steps in the process are outlined below:

     Expressions of Interest open now. 

     Winter 2020: Locally propagated plants ready for winter planting. Winter planting is important in coastal environments to support healthy establishment and growth.

What plants will be available?

The species of plants available through the revegetation support program will be selected from the Landscaping Your Coastal Garden for Bushfire booklet, which you can download here(PDF, 5MB) . There will also be native canopy species available. Once you have completed the EOI, SOLN will make contact and discuss your needs in greater detail and answer any questions you have about the plants available.

Where can I get further information?

If you would like more information in relation to the EOI process, availability of plants and timing or what is appropriate for you, property, please contact Emma Birnbaum, Project Coordinator of the Southern Otway Landcare Network at emma.landcare@soln.org

Please note, you can select to have a copy of your completed form emailed to you for your records. 

If you would prefer, however, to fill out a hardcopy of the expression of interest form you can download it here: Revegetation Support Program Expression of Interest Form 2020(PDF, 495KB)

 Wye / Sep Revegetation Support Program 2020 - Flyer(PDF, 10MB)