Land regeneration for Mornington Peninsula

Land use and regeneration in the Mornington Peninsula

  • Increase land managed regeneratively through incentives and training
  • Establish a Regenerative Agriculture Community of Practice and Certification Schemes
  • Develop regenerative leasing and cooperative land sharing
  • Drive stakeholder education and adoption
  • Partner with aboriginal associations to increase traditional land management
  • Facilitate planning scheme amendments for local produce sales

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Soil Health
Other Themes:Water Supply and Use, Waterways, Groundwater, Native Vegetation, Native Animals, Land Use, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine Environments, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, Communities, Climate Change
Primary Local Area:Mornington Peninsula
Other Local Areas:Bass Coast, South Gippsland & islands, Casey, Cardinia & Baw Baw, Yarra Ranges & Nillumbik
Project location:Mornington Peninsula and surrounding region
Scale of the project:Landscape
New or continuing work:Continuing/building on previous work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Key partners:Representative organisations (including the Shire, industry groups, Regenerative Agriculture practitioners, philanthropists) as well as from external organisation and agencies such as education, traditional owners and Aboriginal Victorians, State / Federal Government, community banks and funding bodies
Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

Investment opportunities

Opportunities for investors within this project start from:$$$ (Hundreds of thousands of dollars)
Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation: $$$ (Hundreds of thousands of dollars)
Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:2-10 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target:Land Use – Sufficient extent and quality of native vegetation and agriculture is retained, including in the Green Wedges, to support healthy ecosystems and agricultural industries
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:Agriculture systems – Projects that support industries, farmers and fishers to adopt new management practices that help them to adjust to weather and/or climate variability

More information

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s Regional Agribusiness & Food Industry Facilitation Officer