Community cost sharing to conserve biodiversity on private lands - A guide for local government
Paul Bateson (National Local Government Bushcare Facilitator)
Environment Australia and Environs Australia, 2001
ISBN 0 6425 4725 1
- Incentives for sustainable land management - Revised edition - Full guide (PDF - 5,366 KB)
- Cover (PDF - 3,074 KB)
- Contents, summary and acknowledgments (PDF - 70 KB)
- Part A: Introduction (PDF - 601 KB)
- Part B: How to implement financial incentives (PDF - 1,210 KB)
- Part C: Case studies (PDF - 464 KB)
- References, key terms, appendices 1 to 3 (PDF - 133 KB)
- Appendices 4 and 5 (PDF - 185 KB)
About the guide
This guide (revised edition) is designed to help local government to work with local communities and landholders to develop, implement and monitor the success of financial incentive schemes. It provides a step-by-step approach for councils and their staff to develop and implement local financial incentive programs, and to encourage people who are interested in making a real difference to conserve biodiversity on their land.
The guide is the culmination of a two-year project by Environs Australia and was prepared in two stages. During the first stage, in 1998-99, Environs Australia worked with the three pilot councils of Surf Coast Shire, Shire of Cardinia and City of Greater Bendigo to develop and trial a draft guide.
In applying the draft guide, all three pilot councils have recently been successful in receiving funding for their local incentive programs in the most recent round of the Commonwealth's Natural Heritage Trust Bushcare grants for 2000. In the second stage, the draft guide was reviewed, evaluated, revised and edited with its scope extended to include more national relevance.