Reducing your weeds may reduce your rates


Volunteers injecting wheel cactus on a property near Cairn Curran. Photo courtesy of Tarrangower Cactus Control Group.

The Mount Alexander Shire Council offers subsidised rates to landholders who have undertaken environmental protection works on their property. It is a yearly rate reduction on properties when the owners can demonstrate that they have completed eligible environmental work activities.

As well, our Council has recently introduced a rate rebate for landholders who have a conservation covenant on their land under either Trust for Nature or Section 69 Conservation Forests and Land Act 1987. The Shire currently has approximately 45 ratepayers who have already chosen to enter into a permanent legal agreement under these schemes. They are managing and protecting 558 hectares of high quality native vegetation across the municipality.

The Council’s Healthy Environment Team are the people to ring for further information on these initiatives (5471 1700). You can also find out more on the Counci’s website.

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