Friday, August 18, 2017

 Media Release - July, 2017

Community groups receive grants to build a stronger South-West Victorian dairy industry.

11 July, 2017: The Gardiner Dairy Foundation and the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) today announced that eight community groups in South-West Victoria have been awarded 2017 Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants.

The Working in Dairy Communities Small Grants Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for projects that aim to strengthen Victorian dairy communities, build their capacity to deal with local issues, and enhance existing community infrastructure.  Download Full Media Release Below.


ATO Shelterbelts Fact Sheet - Basalt to Bay

This fact sheet explains your entitlement to claim an income tax deduction for the cost of establishing shelterbelts on land you use to carry on a primary production business.

A shelterbelt is a line of trees or shrubs planted to protect an area from fierce weather.

They are often created on a farm to protect crops and livestock, reduce soil erosion, control salinity and improve biodiversity.

Whether you can claim a deduction will depend on the type of expense and the purpose of the shelterbelt.

You cannot claim a deduction for a shelterbelt created for a private purpose, such as to protect a home.


Economic Benefits of Native Shelter Belts - (EBONS) Report 3/15

Basalt to Bay Strategic Plan - 2016 - 2021

Tree Farming and Foresty Operations

Coomete Direct Seeding Watershed
Coomete Direct Seeding Watershed After Planting
King Island Shelter Belt
Example Shelter Belt