Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Healthy Landscapes Guide

Healthy Landscapes: A practical guide to caring for land in Mount Alexander region 

Please find the additional resources below that provide further information on the topics mentioned in the Healthy Landscapes Guide. We endeavour to keep the links updated to be our best ability, but please report any broken links to us via:


Dja Dja Wurrung Dhelkunya Dja – Dja Dja Wurrung Country Plan 2014-2034 and resources:

Understand your land

Rural property history:

Loddon Campaspe Climate Projections 2019: click here


Victorian Resources Online – A study of the land in the Campaspe Valley catchment : click here

Victorian Resources Online – Land systems of the Campaspe River map legend

Victorian Resources Online – Land Inventory of the Loddon River catchment: Click here


Restore the landscape


Make a plan

Site management plan template: Click here


Protect remnant vegetation

The importance of ground cover: Click here

Protecting Vegetation: Click here


Revegetate your land

Climate future plots: Click here

Revegetation for climate change adaptation: Click here

Shelterbelts: Click here

Shelterbelt design file: Click here

Greening Australia native vegetation guide for Victoria: Click here


Control Weeds

Noxious weed list for Victoria (note: Mount Alexander Shire is within North Central catchment): Click here

List of some common and emerging weeds of Mount Alexander region: Click here

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage: Click here

Climate predictions for weed distribution:



Control Rabbits

Control of pest animals:

Restricted and priority pest animal species:

Spotlighting and monitoring methods, including apps and resources:

Protecting cultural heritage: Click here

Dial before you dig:

Restricted and priority species:

How to set up a bait station:

‘A Ute Guide to Rabbit Control’ second edition 2013. Original edition by Creightons Creek Landcare Pest Plant and Animal Committee.

Rabbit control methods: Victorian Rabbit Action Network:

Integrated rabbit control methods: Rabbit control

To record and view rabbit activity in your local area: Rabbit Scan

Effective rabbit control program video: VRAN

Rabbit-proof fencing diagram: Click here


Help hollow-using wildlife

Macak, P. and Platt, S (2018) ‘Use of nest boxes – general guide’ Fact sheet. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, East Melbourne

Macak, P. (2018) ‘Use of nest boxes – general guide’, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

McMullan, B (2012) ‘Yellow Box Woodland Project nest box program: Nest box monitoring field guide. Fact sheet. Connecting Country, Castlemaine.

Natural tree hollows guide: Click here

Beyer, Georgia L, & Goldingay, Ross L. (2006). The value of nest boxes in the research and management of Australian hollow-using arboreal marsupials. Wildlife Research 33(3), 161–174.

Building nest boxes after fire: South Australian Government: Click here

Soderquist, T. R., Traill, B. J., Faris, F., and Beasley, K. (1996). Using nest boxes to survey for the brush-tailed phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa. Victorian Naturalist 113, 256–261.

Menkhorst P.W. (1984). Use of Nest Boxes by Forest Vertebrates in Gippsland: Acceptance, Preference and Demand. Wildlife Research 11, 255-264.

Use of nestboxes in Victoria: Victorian Government:

Land for Wildlife (Victoria) 1999, Victorian Land for Wildlife Note No.6, ‘Wildlife needs natural tree hollows’, Land for Wildlife (Victoria) Note No 6

WMB. 1990, Victorian Land for Wildlife Note No.6, Department of Natural resources and Environment, Melbourne.

Goldingay, R.L., Rueegger, N.N., Grimson, M.J., Taylor, B.D. (2015) Specific nest box designs can improve habitat restoration for cavity-dependent arboreal mammals. Restoration Ecology 23: 482–490

Table 1. Animals that use tree or log hollows in the Mount Alexander region

Common name Scientific name
Short-beaked Echidna Tachyglossus aculeatus
Yellow-footed Antechinus Antechinus flaivpes
Brush-tailed Phascogale Phascogale tapoatafa
Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula
Feathertail Glider Acrobates pygmaeus
Sugar Glider (Krefft’s Glider) Petaurus breviceps
Eastern Freetail bat Mormopterus sp (undescribed)
Southern Freetail bat Mormopterus sp (undescribed)
White-striped Free-tailed Bat Tadarida australis
Gould’s Wattled Bat Chalinolobus gouldii
Chocolate Wattled Bat Chalinolobus morio
Lesser Long-eared Bat Nyctophilus geoffroyi
Gould’s Long-eared Bat Nyctophilus goudli
Inland broad nosed bat Scotorepens balstoni
Large Forest Bat Vespadelus darlingtoni
Southern Forest Bat Vespadelus regulus
Little Forest Bat Vespadelus vulturnus
Australian Shelduck Tadorna tadornoides
Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata
Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa
Australian Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles cristatus
Nankeen Kestrel Falco cenchroides
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus funereus
Gang-gang Cockatoo Callocephalon fimbriatum
Galah Eolophus roseicapillus
Long-billed Corella Cacatua tenuirostris
Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Cacatua galerita
Cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus
Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus
Musk Lorikeet Glossopsitta concinna
Little Lorikeet Glossopsitta pusilla
Purple-crowned Lorikeet Glossopsitta porphyrocephala
Crimson Rosella Platycercus elegans
Eastern Rosella Platycercus eximius
Red-rumped Parrot Psephotus haematonotus
Budgerigar Melopsittacus undulatus
Blue-winged Parrot Neophema chrysostoma
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua
Barking Owl Ninox connivens
Southern Boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae
Eastern Barn Owl Tyto javanica
Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae
White-throated Treecreeper Cormobates leucophaea
Red-browed Treecreeper Climacteris erythrops
Brown Treecreeper Climacteris picumnus victoriae
Buff-rumped Thornbill Acanthiza reguloides
Southern Whiteface Aphelocephala leucopsis
Spotted Pardalote Pardalotus punctatus
Striated Pardalote Pardalotus striatus
Grey Shrike-thrush Colluricincla harmonica
Flame Robin Petroica phoenicea
Tree Martin Petrochelidon nigricans
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Common Myna Sturnus tristis
Spotted Marsh Frog Limnodynastes tasmaniensis
Plains Froglet Crinia parinsignifera
Southern Brown Tree frog Litoria ewingii
Growling Grass Frog Litoria raniformis
Peron’s Tree frog Litoria peronii
Bibron’s Toadlet Pseudophryne bibronii
Marbled Gecko Christinus marmoratus
Thick-tailed Barking Gecko Underwoodisaurus milii
Eastern Three-lined Skink Acritoscincus duperreyi
Black Rock Skink Egernia saxatilis
Garden Skink Lampropholis guichenoti
Eastern Bearded Dragon Pogona barata
Sand Goanna Varanus gouldii
Lace Monitor Varanus varius
Eastern Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus


Manage your dam as habitat

Improving biodiversity of farm dams:

Farm dam enhancement:

NSW Government Farm dam handbook: Click here

Managing farm dams:

Why I built a wetland and not a dam:


Care for paddocks

Sustainable Farms:

Central Victorian Regenerative Farmers:

Grazing and pasture management:

Regional Sustainable Agriculture Strategy (2015) published by North Central Catchment Management Authority: Click here