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Farming in Newstead.

If you own land in the farming zone you can apply now for the Land Management Rate to receive a 20 percent discount off the general property rate by undertaking approved environmental activities on your property.

Friday 26 March 2021

If you own land in the farming zone you can apply now for the Land Management Rate to receive a 20 percent discount off the general property rate by undertaking approved environmental activities on your property.

The LMR is available to properties rated as a farm in the 2020/2021 financial year and are more than 20 hectares (49 acres) in size, or operate a farming business.

Mount Alexander Shire Council introduced the Land Management Rate (LMR) to recognise the important work that many farmers do to sustainably manage their land.

Successful applicants must show they are planning to undertake environmental protection works on their property over the 2021/2022 financial year, over and above those required under State Government legislation.

Activities may include work to control salinity or erosion, protecting remnant vegetation, fencing off waterways, establishing perennial pastures or revegetating with local native plant species.

Letters will be sent to eligible landowners in March with general information about the program, the minimum standard for participation, and information on how to complete and access the online application form.

If your property was rated as LMR during the last two financial years, your LMR status will roll over to 2021/2022 and you do not need to reapply at this time.

About 50 per cent of eligible properties in the shire currently receive the LMR each year.

Learn more about the LMR or complete the form online at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/LMR or phone Council’s Natural Environment Officer on 5471 1700.

Applications close on Friday 23 April 2021.



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