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Protecting our natural environment

Managing your garden and land

Handy publications

  • Mitchell Shire Vegetable Planting Guide — a resource for growing veggies in Mitchell Shire
  • Sustainable Gardening in Mitchell and Strathbogie Shires below — helps gardeners to make sustainable decisions when establishing and maintaining a garden
  • Caring for Country — land management guide. Hard copies of the guide are available for free to landholders in north central Victoria. Send your request to

To request a hard copy of any of these publications, e-mail with your name, property and postal address.

Nuisance animals

If you are after information on nuisance animals, including foxes and rabbits, see getting help with nuisance animals.

Land Management Plan

A land management plan can be called different titles including a:

  • Whole Farm Plan
  • Property Management Plan
  • Integrated Land Management Plan; or
  • Conservation Management Plan
Land Management Plans are developed to improve farm decision making and the management of productivity, ecological and social issues. It takes into account livelihood, lifestyle and landscape to ensure sustainability of all issues.
Borg et al, 2008

Council provides the below guide to assist landholders in developing, implementing and monitoring a Land Management Plan.

Personalised information kits

We can send you a kit of environmental information tailored to your needs and interests. Topics include native vegetation, weeds and local environmental community groups. Please complete the request form below or contact us on 03 5374 6200 for more information.

Environmental information request form

How would you like to receive this information?  
Is your postal address the same as your property address?
What information would you like to receive?  
Publications will be sent subject to availability.