Overview

The Victorian Government is investing $30.9 million to revegetate and restore at least 20,000 hectares of native habitat across private land in Victoria through its BushBank program.

Expressions of interest are open for suitable organisations which can deliver this part of the program, bringing in co-investment and helping private landowners tap into financial incentives available through land restoration and carbon markets.

The successful delivery partner will recruit landowners to participate and also play a role in the delivery of works, involving the planting of millions of trees and shrubs to become habitat for native species.

This work is part of the Victorian Government’s $77 million BushBank program to revegetate and restore natural environments across Victoria.

How to apply

There are two stages for applicants:

Stage 1: Submit an expression of interest (EOI) to be a delivery partner.

Stage 2: Develop a Project Implementation Plan in consultation with DELWP and Trust for Nature.

Applicants must read the program guidelines BushBank private land restoration and protection - Open call to market to select a delivery partner that details eligibility requirements (refer to section 3.2), program specifications and the EOI process and rules. These can be accessed below under Application documents and supporting information.

Timeline

Applications open 4 April 2022
Information sessions 7 and 12 April 2022
Applications close 9:00am, 30 May 2022
EOI outcome August/September 2022

Application documents and supporting information

Program guideline delivery partner for BushBank private land restoration and protection (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Program guideline delivery partner for BushBank private land restoration and protection (DOCX, 4.3 MB)

EOI application form (DOCX, 1.2 MB)

Data template to support EOI (Excel, 31.1 KB)

Frequently asked questions updated 21 April 2022 (PDF, 163.2 KB)
Frequently asked questions updated 21 April 2022 (DOCX, 284.3 KB)