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ON APRIL 30, the Three Creeks Landcare
Group will be recognised as part of the West
Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s
Green Carpet Landcare Awards.
The Landcare Green Carpet Awards are held
every two years to honour and celebrate local
Landcare legends who have led the way in im-
proving Gippsland’s environment.
This year’s Green Carpet also coincides with
the celebration of 30 years of Landcare in Vic-
One of the greatest challenges for Landcare
groups during a time of increased competition
for community support and funding and the
chronically time-poor state of potential mem-
bers is maintaining relevance.
Three Creeks Landcare Group has developed
a strategy to do just that – provide value for
members – new and ongoing – and welcome,
encourage and help newcomers to the district
in their adoption of good land management
Located in Bass Coast, the Three Creeks
Landcare Group operates in a precinct that is
attracting a high proportion of new landown-
ers, mainly due to its proximity to Melbourne.
Many new members have not owned land
beyond a suburban block before, and Land-
care has a role to play as a highly accessible
Treasurer of Three Creeks, Roger Lee, found
this out when he made the move from Mel-
bourne to the Bass Coast, and joined up with
Landcare six years ago.
“I retired from the corporate environment
and bought a farm here,” he said.
“We began as novices on the farm, but we
wanted to employ good land management prac-
tices from the start – as landowners and being
responsible for 100 acres of the environment –
so we became linked in with Landcare early on.
“The area we bought in is quite denuded of
trees. We quickly learnt that it’s good practice
to plant out the banks of rivers and creeks.
“We’ve done three major plantings now, and
are attracting wildlife and birdlife – it’s starting
to pay dividends.”
The Lees have become more involved with
the Landcare group, with Mr Lee taking on the
role of treasurer, then president, and treasurer
again. He is also on the board of the Bass Coast
“As president, I gave quite a bit of thought to
what strategies we could employ to stay rele-
vant as an organisation, build our membership
and get more new blood in,” Mr Lee says.
“We adopted the approach of adding value to
being a member of Three Creeks, so it’s about
more than just planting trees.”
Members can loan equipment owned by the
Three Creeks Landcare Group for free, includ-
ing a 400 litre weed spray unit, myna bird traps
and a wildlife monitoring camera.
And a new partnership with the Melaleuca
Nursery at Inverloch means all new and ongo-
ing members in 2017 receive a voucher for 10
free tubestock native trees.
“Three Creeks Landcare is in an area that’s
attracting lots of new property owners like our-
selves,” Mr Lee said.
“We try to monitor new arrivals in the district
and do a letter box drop to encourage them to
consider good land management practices and
engage with Landcare to learn about what those
“One of the key roles of Landcare is to be a
disseminator of information and to pass on
skills, and that is particularly relevant in this
Attracting new blood to the organisation is
also vital to keep Landcare groups going, grow-
ing and in maintaining their relevance as initia-
tive-showing organisations, Mr Lee says.
The Landcare Green Carpet event is funded
by the State Government’s Regional Landcare
PROOF WITH COSTING
Farm machinery, equipment, mowers,
tools and sundries
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10am
Corner Timms Road & Stanfields Rd,
A/c. W. & B., Baker
Farm machinery, equipment and sundries:
Kubota L3430 Tractor with front end loader,
bucket, forks & 4in1; John Deere Gator
'Worksite' with tilt tray; Howard 'Nugget' 5ft
slasher with levelling wheel; Berends 5 tyne
chisel plough (as new); Berends rotary drain
digger (new); Berends stick rake (new);
Berends hay forks; Berends ripper & pipe layer
(new); Berends jib; Kanga 6ft grader blade;
Kanga carry all; Andiline sawbench, 3pl, pto
driven; Yamaha 200 Ag bike, new only 30kms;
Ezy-split hydraulic log splitter; trailer 5'6”x 7'
with cattle crate; hay forks; Husqvarna CRT 51
rotary hoe (new); Heavy cut 'Workmaster' self-
propelled mower; Makita 625 19cc lawn mower
(new); Sanli 'Bullant' OHV 350 lawn mower
(new); Gardenline 500E 150cc lawn mower
(new); Gardenline electric lawn mower (new);
Taurus 220W portable generator x 2 (new);
Workzone 196cc petrol driven pressure
cleaner (new); Taurus compressor; Stihl BT
120c post hole digger; Triton work centre saw
bench; petrol driven hedge trimmer; belt
sander; spray paint outfit; router table; various
assorted power tools; drill press; Stihl pro
brush cutter; Trewella jack (new); wire spinner;
rolls netting & mesh; plain wire; assorted
electric fence materials; fencing tools; shovels
etc.; vice; drag chain; calfeterias; poly pipe &
fittings; numerous steel tool box's, various
sizes; scaffolding x 2; steel dog pen 1.8m;
corrugated iron; cattle grid; ladders; assorted
sundries too numerous to mention.
Other: Wood lathe 'Coronet' record power 5ft
with tools; bandsaw BA 124m; 'Tetlow' pottery
kiln; patio heater; assorted household goods.
Outside entries: Massey Ferguson 148
tractor, Massey Ferguson 135x tractor petrol
with turf tyres & slasher.
Terms: Number system will apply, Photo ID
required; strictly cash, EFTPOS or cheque on
day of sale; GST where applicable, lunch and
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Dean Bailey - Livestock Manager 0438 531 672 Dane Perczyk - Livestock Manager 0408 176 063
0467 573 382
Rob Ould - Livestock Manager
0408 595 183
0428 749 390
0408 595 174
0419 723 255
Neil Darby - Livestock Manager 0418 595 265 David Setches - Livestock Manager 0409 443 473
0438 562 816 Glenn Barwick
0408 975 476
0407 295 909 Les Ingram
0409 443 133
0419 351 523
0419 399 856 Andrew Newton
0402 940 320 Dennis Ginn
0412 317 360
Scott McKenzie 0427 552 898 Peter Dwyer
0428 855 244 Jo Ginn
0417 552 642
Alan Steenholdt 0409 423 822 Marni Lee Redmond 0403 525 413
Real Estate Sales
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
0419 337 441 Matt Koster
0474 781 711 John Patterson
0413 565 408
0407 347 509
Carla Brightwell 0402 656 557
0438 574 472 Ray Wilkinson
0417 515 649
Lorraine Thomas 0411 122 979
0417 140 508 Daniel Lawrie
0417 631 252 Gordon Waterson 0427 780 720
0418 334 801 Sue Lawrie
0419 885 489 Madelyne Golby 0408 559 096
SUCCESS THROUGH SERVICE
Phone 0447 331 762
OMK CRICKET CLUB
Outtrim Recreation Reserve
Sunday May 7 at 11am
Farm machinery, antiques and household
items. Outside entries welcome.
Contact Russ White 0409 574 334
30 Springing Friesian Jersey X heifers,
calving May to Angus bull,
good size and condition.
(Will consider selling in smaller lines)
$1,485 inc GST
0409 581 935
Staying relevant for the community
Three Creeks Landcare Group Treasurer,
Roger Lee, first joined Landcare when he
moved to the area six years ago.
Celebrating beer and pigs
A SUSTAINABLE partnership between a Phil-
lip Island brewery and a farm will be celebrated
as part of Good Beer Week in May.
Since Ocean Reach Brewing was opened in
Cowes in early December by co-founders Simon
and Wayne Bismore, the brewery has recycled
its spent grain by delivering it to the Bimbadeen
Farm at Ventnor after the brewing process.
The grain is enjoyed by Bimbadeen’s pigs and
chickens and the hops are grown at the farm to
be used for the brewery’s range of beers.
Good Beer Week is the biggest beer festival in
the southern hemisphere and the Ocean Reach
event, ‘The Journey of Beer’, will see the beer
and food cycle go full circle.
Guests will meet at the Bimbadeen Farm on
Saturday, May 13 at 2pm, where Bimbadeen’s
Steve Davie will take guests on a one to two
hour tour of the 340-acre, family-run working
farm, where he will talk about how the spent
grain is used, innovative environmental practic-
es on the farm, their award-winning premium
quality beef and the need for farming enterpris-
es to diversify.
From there, guests will make their own way to
the bar at 6pm for a four-course dinner, utilis-
ing Bimbadeen produce along with five schoo -
ners of Ocean Reach’s craft beers, which head
brewer Simon is very excited about.
“Technically we’re going to have some pork that
has eaten the grain that people are drinking in
our beer – it’s our journey of beer,” Simon said.
“The grain starts at the brewery, comes to the
farm and then back to the brewery as pork for
“When we decided what we’d do for Good
Beer Week, we decided we’d team up with Bim-
badeen because it’s a local farm and we want to
talk about how we work together to be sustain-
Steve said the partnership between the farm
and the brewery has worked well.
“The more beer they sell, the better it is for
our animals,” he said.
“It saves these guys having to find somewhere
to get rid of it, and it’s actually put to good use
where the animals are putting on weight and
During the evening at the brewery, Simon will
talk about the process Ocean Reach follows to
produce quality craft beer for Phillip Island,
why craft beer is different to commercial beer
and the importance of using fresh and local in-
gredients where possible.
Tickets for the event are $120 which includes
the farm tour, four-course dinner and five
Ocean Reach schooners.
Tickets can be purchased via www.goodbeer-
Ocean Reach Brewing’s Wayne and Simon
Bismore have teamed up with Bimbadeen
Farm’s Steve Davie, with the brewery recy-
cling its spent grain by delivering it to the
farm after the brewing process to be enjoyed
by Bimbadeen’s pigs and chickens. The sus-
tainable partnership between the Phillip Is-
land businesses will be celebrated as part of
Good Beer Week in May. rg021717
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