Applications Now Open!
Applications are now open for the City of Whittlesea’s Sustainable Land Management Rebate Scheme (SLMRS) for the 2019-2021 rating periods.
Properties in the City of Whittlesea in Green Wedge, Green Wedge A and Rural Conservation zones that are at least 8 hectares in size may apply to participate in the scheme.
To be eligible for the rebate landholders must be willing to:
▪ Commit to undertaking land management works / actions associated with a minimum of 2 sustainable land management actions, one of which must be noxious and environmental weed control.
▪ Agree to address high priority / significant land degradation issues (it is acknowledged that these works may span many years, so may not be completed within the 2 year period.)
▪ Address nominated works / actions as agreed upon with the Land Management Officer or Council representative.
Properties between 8 hectares and 50 hectares receive a rebate of 20% off the general or farm rate and properties over 50 hectares receive a rebate of 30%.
More information on the scheme can be found in the SLMRS Guidelines
If you want to discuss the scheme or ideas for projects please call Council’s Land Management & Biodiversity Team on ph: 9217 2323.