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BushBank- Restoring Private Land

The Victorian Government’s $77 million BushBank program is addressing climate change and supporting wildlife as it restores more than 20,000 hectares of land across Victoria. Millions of native trees and shrubs will be planted to capture carbon and create healthy habitat for native wildlife. The majority of work is taking place through partnerships with private landowners, providing an opportunity to participate in the most ambitious restoration program in Victoria’s history. 

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Cassinia Environmental

Cassinia Environmental is the Victorian Government’s delivery partner for the private land stream of BushBank. Cassinia Environmental is a land management company with proven results in environmental protection, ecological restoration, regenerative agriculture, and social investment.

They will manage projects in partnership with landowners for the duration of the program. Significant co-funding is required to deliver native vegetation plantings across degraded and marginal private land. Cassinia Environmental will source and secure co-funding from various partners, including from carbon markets and philanthropic biodiversity-focused partners.

Opportunities for Landowners

The BushBank program provides a unique opportunity for private landowners to play a meaningful role in addressing climate change and supporting wildlife, leaving a legacy for generations to come. Landowners will be supported to undertake restoration projects and access carbon markets with financial incentives paid over several years. 

Landowner recruitment has commenced, and projects for the initial phase will be selected from expressions of interest received before 31 July 2023. Any expressions of interest received after this date will be considered in future recruitment rounds.

For phone support regarding the BushBank program, call Vegetation Link on 1300 572 164 regarding the submission of your expression of interest or to discuss your proposal. Support is available during business hours.

This project is funded by the Victorian Government’s $77 million BushBank Program, which is restoring more than 20,000 hectares of land across Victoria to create healthy wildlife habitat and capture carbon.

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