SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams

SWIFFT - State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams
Ballarat Environment Network
Golden Plains Shire
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Wimmera Catchment Management Authority
Mt Korong Eco-Watch

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Biodiversity habitat projects

A listing of biodiversity habitat projects being undertaken by various groups and organisations across Victoria. 

Mt Korong Eco-watch 'Rewilding Korong Ridge'
Location North Central Victoria, Inglewood and Wedderburn area
Species 48 listed threatened species and communities, inc. Snowy Mint Bush, Deane’s Wattle, Robust Greenhood, Diamond Firetail,  Brown Treecreeper, Hooded Robin and Painted Honeyeater.
Activities Community plantings revegetation focus on understory restoration inc. nursery, weed, fox, cat control and monitoring. 
Partners Schools, Parks Vic, Dja Dja Wurrung, WCMN, Loddon Plains Landcare Network, DEWLP, NCCMA, Trust for Nature.

 Kate Lee (Sec. Mt Korong Eco-Watch)


Whirrakee Wattle Biolink  and Huntly Streamside Reserve Biolink
Location North Central Victoria, Bendigo Creek/Huntly Streamside Reserve
Species Threat. sp. Brown Toadlet, Grey-crowned Babbler, Hooded Robin, Swifft Parrot, Whirrakee Wattle, Whipstick Westringia.
Activities Community plantings revegetation to create native vegetation linkages, weed & rabbit control, educational activities, wildlife nestbox installation & monitoring. 
Partners Northern Bendigo Landcare Group, Parks Victoria, local primary schools, Bendigo TAFE Conservation & Land Management.

Northern Bendigo Landcare Group


Glenelg Ark
Location Far south-west Victoria, Lower Glenelg National Park (south), Cobboboonee National Park, Mount Clay State Forest, Discovery Bay Coastal Park.
Species Focus sp. Long-nosed PotorooSouthern Brown Bandicoot, Common Brushtail Possum
Activities Broad-scale and continuous fox baiting using buried Foxoff®. Comprehensive monitoring in treated and non treated areas using remote cameras.
Partners DELWP, Parks Victoria
Contacts David Pitts, Glenelg Ark Project Officer, DELWP, Barwon South West Region 03 55 270 422


Bring Back the Banksias and Save the Sheokes
Location Victorian Volcanic Plains (VVP) Bioregion
Species Focus sp. Banksia marginata (Silver Banksia) Allocasuarina verticillata (Drooping Sheoke), Bursaira spinosa (Sweet Bursaria)
Activities Mapping, genetic studies and Establish seed orchards
Partners Community driven project - input and obs. welcome
Contacts Aggie Stevenson, Biodiversity Projects Coord. Glenelg Hopkins CMA Ph. 035571 2526


Future Landscapes project 2016
Location Golden Plains, City of Ballarat, Moorabool, Hepburn and Pyrenees Shires
Aims Improve understanding of the impacts of projected climate change on the region’s natural assets and respond effectively for the betterment of agriculture and natural resource protection across the region.
Activities Develop Local Biodiversity Action Plans, climate impact modelling, case studies, tools and materials to ensure simple adaptation actions are integrated within their operations, plans and policies. Workshops pdf.
Partners Deakin University Centre for Regional and Rural Futures and Centre for Integrative Ecology. LGA's.
  • Golden Plains Shire Council - Simon Howland, Environment Services Team Leader 03 5220 7103  
  • Centre for Regional and Rural Futures - Dr Robert Faggian ,Assoc Professor - Climate Change Adaptation.
  • Centre for Integrative Ecology - Shaun Cunningham             03 9244 5523          


Please contribute information regarding biodiversity habitat projects.  Contact SWIFFT  




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