Land and Catchment Management

Rural Land Management Program

The Rural Land Management Program is a component of the Land Management Biodiversity Incentive Program (LMBIS). The program is focused on providing an incentive to better target land management works being carried out.

The Rural Land Management Program (formerly the Land Management Rebate) can be accessed via the electronic online application system, If you require assistance to complete the Works Completed Form for the previous years work, or to fill in the Annual Application Form please contact Council on (03) 5671 2211 or 1300 BCOAST (226 278), or the Bass Coast Landcare Network on (03) 5678 2335 who are happy to help.


Please note: 2017/18 Applications closed on March 31, 2017.

How the program works

The program aims to recognise and reward landholders who adopt principles that enrich the natural environment and improve sustainable agriculture. Some of these improvements include:

  • weed control and eradication
  • protection/enhancement of remnant vegetation
  • control and reversal of soil erosion
  • protection of waterways and revegetation
  • pest animal control
  • control and reversal of soil salinity

Works undertaken as described in the Rural Land Management Program application may be audited to ensure completion.

For more information please contact us on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 03 5671 2211.


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