Public Land Application

Background information

Moyne Shire Council has committed funding for the Council-Community Carbon Offset Program (CCCOP) since 2009.

The CCCOP encourages the community to plant 3,781 trees each year to fully compensate for an estimated 756 tonnes of carbon dioxide (or greenhouse gas equivalent) emissions from Council’s fleet vehicles.

Council officers will assess and recommend applicants to Council, with Council to make a formal decision at its December 2023 Ordinary Council Meeting. Successful applicants will be sent written notification of this decision by early January 2024.

Important information

Please be aware that:

The maximum amount of funding available to any one group is $1,500 (GST exclusive) from a total pool of $10,000.

Projects must occur on public land (either Council owned or managed OR Community owned or managed).

Projects on roadside reserves are ineligible for funding.

Incomplete applications are ineligible for funding. Applicants are encouraged to check they have completed all sections and attached all necessary documentation before submitting their application to Council.

Project applications will be assessed on

The level of community involvement;

The level of prior planning, site preparation and likelihood of receiving ongoing maintenance;

The likelihood of improving the existing natural environment (rather than improving amenity); and

The linkage/s with other existing or planned projects.

Preference will be given to applications that

Adhere to recommended native plants as per the 2014 Council publication ‘Indigenous Plants and Environmental Weeds of Moyne Shire’;

Contain at least 50% of the total number of plants as overstorey species (i.e. trees and large shrubs); and

Are submitted by groups who have successfully delivered CCCOP projects (and completed final reports) in previous years.


Plants must be in the ground by 29 June 2024.

A brief final report must be completed and submitted to Council by 30 June 2024. A final report template will be provided to successful applicants. Failure to submit a final report may result in Council seeking a refund of any grant money allocated and may exclude future applications by the same applicant to the CCCOP from being funded.

Closing Date: Friday 6 October 2023