Scotsburn Fire Recovery

Scotsburn Phoenix Project - Expressions of Interest

This is an opportunity for landholders affected by the December 2015 Scotsburn Fire to access funding to complete on-ground works to retore, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environmental burnt by the fire. Examples of activiites that will be considered for funding are revegetation of indigenous plants, protection of waterways, weed spraying, protection of remnant vegetation and erosion control.

Due to privacy law constraints The Leigh Catchment Group are not aware of all landholders affected by the fire. If you are intersted in completing works and being involved in this project we require you to complete and return the expression of interest form (available below) back to us as soon as possible, so we can commence the project.

pdfScotsburn Phoenix Project Expression of Interest Form580.3 KB19/08/2017, 13:31

For more information please click on the flyer below:

pdfScotsburn Phoenix Project Information Flyer3.63 MB

Gardening Workshop

Sunday the 2nd of October 2016, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Scotsburn Hall.

Guest Presenter: Rob Pelletier

Free Event -BBQ Lunch provided


This is an opportunity to attend a Gardening Workshop that will provide information on re-establishing gardens after fire.

Rob Pelletier is a qualified horticulturist and has had extensive experience in civil and landscape construction, garden maintenance and fruit tree propagation. He is also well known to gardeners with over 35 years in horticultural media including radio, national television and writing for magazines and newspapers. After quitting the big smoke nearly 20 years ago Rob has farmed on the Mornington Peninsula and for the last 15 years at Beaufort where he operates a successful nursery selling traditional varieties of fruit trees nationwide. The business is called Heritage Fruit Trees. Rob can be currently heard on ABC radio every second Tuesday morning talking with Steve Martin about gardening and farming matters.

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Scotsburn Recovery Committee Member, Nick McKinley  TEL: 0455 147 398  or EMAIL:  or click on the following link:

 pdfGardening Workshop Flyer493.55 KB19/08/2017, 13:31


National Landcare Conference

To access the Climate Impact and Responses Presentation, please click on link below:

pdfThe role of Landcare in Fire Recovery, Preparing for Natural Disasters. Author Andrea Mason.1.69 MB19/08/2017, 13:31

Bushfire Information

The Leigh Catchment Group (LCG) is keen to help property owners affected by the recent Scotsburn Fire.

Advice and information is available to fire affected landholders under the following five categories:

1. Fencing

2. Native plants and animals

3. Pest plant and animals

4. Agriculture (soils, pastures, stock)

5. River health and water quality

Click on a category for information, suggested actions and links to more detailed reports.

If you are interested in being a part of a future project such as revegetation, fencing, whole farm planning, monitoring, setting up nest boxes or anything else, please complete an LCG Expression of Interest Form.