Flood Recovery Resources

Victorian Landcare Gateway

New Flood Recovery Resources webpages developed on the Victorian Landcare Gateway provide links to a wide range of practical land management flood recovery information on: livestock, fencing, waterways, soils, weeds, riparian vegetation, erosion, wildlife, horticulture, grants and financial assistance, and how to volunteer to help with the flood recovery such volunteering to help rebuild fences with BlazeAid.

These Flood Recovery Resources webpages were compiled by Victorian Landcare Program staff at the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) in late 2022, to assist with landholders and groups flood recovery after the floods in Victoria in late 2022. The webpages were updated again in mid-January 2023. 

As additional flood recovery land management-related information becomes available it will be linked to these webpages. 

The information in the links in the webpages comes from a range of sources including Agriculture Victoria, DEECA, VicEmergency, Department of Health (Vic), Catchment Management Authorities, Disaster Recovery Australia, and BlazeAid. 

Machinery of Government changes to DEECA (formerly DELWP)

Effective 1 January 2023

Along with a new name, there are some exciting changes happening within the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA); most importantly for Landcare, Agriculture returns to the Environment portfolio!

With climate change and energy transformation at its heart, DEECA will integrate the Resources and Agriculture portfolios and together with Energy, Water and the Environment will drive a greater focus on emissions reduction opportunities and adaptation and consolidate oversight of Victoria’s resource-based sectors. This will better position Victoria to meet the government’s newly committed 2030 and 2035 and net zero by 2045 emissions reduction targets.

The Department will also auspice the establishment of the State Electricity Commission Victoria (SECV) and all energy programs and grants administered by DJPR will move to DEECA.

The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action will continue to be led by Secretary John Bradley, and support the following Ministers:

· Minister for Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio (Coordinating Minister)

· Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio

· Minister for the State Electricity Commission Lily D’Ambrosio

· Minister for Environment Ingrid Stitt

· Minister for Water Harriet Shing

· Minister for Agriculture Gayle Tierney

Nassella Identification and control workshop

A workshop to learn more about invasive grasses and how to identify and control them.

Would you like to learn more about how to identify and control the invasive grasses on your property?

In Australia there are over 400 species of grasses with 180 introduced species.  Chilean needle grass and Serrated Tussock are two invasive species that are harmful to the environment and livestock. The seed heads of Nassella species are known to cause serious physical injury to dogs too.

Nassella species can be hard to identify, and left undetected they can become difficult to control.

Join Macedon Ranges Shire Council Roadside Conservation Officer, Josh Gomez and Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party Communication Officer, Ivan Carter to learn how to identify and control Nassella grass species.

When: Saturday 26 November 2022

Where: Gisborne Community Hall

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Bookings through EVENTBRITE

Serrated tussock is a prolific seeder with 90 per cent of the plant self-pollinating. Seed heads of the plant are carried along the ground and in the air and may be blown considerable distances, up to several kilometres (https://agriculture.vic.gov.au/).