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The BushBank Program- Private Land Stream

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The BushBank Program- Private Land Stream

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. 

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 the program remains open for expressions of interest (EOIs). Projects will be selected in rounds, with the selection panel meeting 3-4 times per year.

The 2023 BushBank Progress Report

We’re proud to announce the release of the 2023 BushBank Progress Report, a comprehensive overview of the strides we’ve made in the first year of the BushBank Program – Private Land Stream. This report highlights the collective achievements in our mission to restore and protect Victoria’s precious landscapes.

With over 2,905 hectares of habitat secured for restoration and permanent protection so far, our journey towards the 20,000 hectares of revegetated and protected habitat is well underway. We are excited to develop projects with our dedicated and skilled delivery partners in Victoria in the coming years.   

You can read the 2023 BushBank Progress Report here

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Need to contact us?

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.

To contact us via email regarding the program, email bushbank.partner@cassinia.com.

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.

Trust for Nature is partnering with Cassinia Environmental and the Victorian Government to permanently protect land restored under the BushBank program with conservation covenants.

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