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Nature in Mitchell

Environmental reserves

Mitchell Shire is fortunate to have many significant environmental and bushland reserves with specific environmental, recreational and social values.

We work to enhance and preserve the environmental value of these reserves and waterways and to raise community awareness of their value and how best to protect them.

Significant environmental reserves in Mitchell Shire

Some of Council's significant environmental reserves include:

  • Catherine Court Reserve, Broadford
  • Boulton Flora Reserve, Tallarook
  • Colin Officer Flora Reserve, Broadford
  • Fleming Drive Flora Reserve, Broadford
  • Green's Pinch Reserve and Hamilton's Creek, Kilmore
  • High Camp Flora Reserve, High Camp
  • Kilmore Hospital Reservoir
  • Monument Hill Reserve, Kilmore
  • Seymour Bushland Park, Seymour
  • Tallarook Arboretum

The Seymour Bushland Park and the Colin Officer Flora Reserve in Broadford both have a Conservation Covenant through Trust for Nature on the title, which means that they are protected for their environmental values forever.

Our work includes:

  • weed control
  • revegetation
  • fencing
  • rabbit control
  • erosion control
  • interpretive signage
  • rubbish removal
  • flora and fauna surveys

Monument Hill Reserve, Kilmore Management Plan

The Monument Hill Reserve is a 76-hectare bushland reserve that overlooks the township of Kilmore. The reserve is Crown Land and Mitchell Shire Council is the Committee of Management.

Project objective

Our objective for the reserve is to protect its flora and fauna and provide a space for passive recreation and education. The Monument Hill Reserve Management Plan explains how the reserve will be managed for the next 10 years, and key issues, objectives and actions to assist Council in the future maintenance and management of the reserve.

Monument Hill Reserve Working Group

Council established a Monument Hill Reserve Working Group to implement the Monument Hill Reserve Management Plan. The group comprises representatives from Council, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, CFA and local community members.

Read the Monument Hill Reserve Management Plan 2014 below.

This page was last updated on 4 March 2022.