Regenerative agriculture skills and capacity development

Expanding farming skills on the Mornington Peninsula

  • Establish a centre of excellence for sustainable food production and regenerative agriculture
  • Undertake research with relevant organisations
  • Partner with industry, schools and training providers in education & training
  • Facilitate a farmer mentoring program

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Sustainable agriculture
Other Themes:Water Supply and Use, Waterways, Wetlands, Groundwater, Native Vegetation, Native Animals, Land Use, Soil Health, Coasts, Estuaries, 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, Urban Melbourne, Macedon Ranges, Hume, Mitchell & Whittlesea, Moorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater Geelong, Port Phillip Bay, Western Port
Project location:Mornington Peninsula Shire
Scale of the project:Information
New or continuing work:New project/work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Key partners:Representative organisations (including the Shire, industry groups, 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:Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, Wadawurrung Traditional Owners 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:1-2 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target:Sustainable agriculture – The Green Wedges and high value agricultural land of this region are retained for agricultural use and are supporting diverse and profitable agricultural enterprises
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:Support people to connect with nature
Support people to take action for nature (e.g. through volunteering for nature or engaging in citizen science)
Raise community awareness of biodiversity and how it supports their personal and economic wellbeing
Engage Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians to include Aboriginal values and knowledge in the project
Create new areas of permanently protected native vegetation on private land
Revegetation of priority areas for connectivity between habitats
Undertake weed or pest herbivore control to maintain and enhance vegetation quality in priority areas
Undertake pest predator control to protect native animal species in priority areas
Protect or assist one or more critically endangered or endangered species/community of native vegetation or native animal
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