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Biolink Working Group (BLWG)

The BLWG objective is to identify natural corridors within Ashbourne’s Campaspe River environs as well as the broader Ashbourne precinct.

Working to promote and develop wildlife habitats; to increase connectivity to support and enhance the biodiversity of the Ashbourne area.

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BLWG PROJECT – Jock’s Gully Biolink


As an outcome of an Ashbourne Landcare Group workshop held at Marsh Court in 2021 a proposal to create a 2km biolink running south along Jocks Gully, from Einsporns Road, continuing south beyond Ashbourne Road has been developed and is now in action.

Securing a grant through DELWP the BLWG is working with 3 private landowners to protect 2km of land to help promote biodiversity within the area.


Detailed planning and delivery of this project includes:

  • ·Stock proof fencing (including access) of the sites

  • Noxious weed spraying

  • Sourcing and planting plans

  • Planting and protection of xx thousand plants

  • Community engagement and planting days with Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country Education days with Woodend Primary School and Melbourne Grammar Camp.


Partners and thanks to the MRSC and Krista Patterson-Majoor, DELWP.

BLWG PROJECT – Ashbourne Natural Connections


In line with the overall ALG vision and aims Ashbourne Natural Connections is about:

  • Providing habitat connections through the upper Campaspe catchment and to Wombat Forest

  • Addressing the impacts of climate change

  • Protecting and increasing biodiversity in the Ashbourne district including - flora, fauna, fungi

  • Improving water quality in the Campaspe River and its tributaries

  • Providing sustainable farming benefits and property amenities

This project includes a four-pronged approach that seeks to inform, involve and educate the ALG community about our biolink master planning objectives. Activities currently in progress include:

  • Creation of a 6-page coloured brochure setting out Biolink objectives for distribution to members and the wider community.

  • Development of a Living Document template to record all Biolink projects and activities – this aims to promote the work we are doing to encourage further participation and assist with planning of future work.

  • Production of a short video to communicate to ALG members and wider community benefits and examples of biodiversity projects.

  • Ecological assessments of 12 landholder's smaller properties to highlight their natural attributes.



Partners and thanks to: DELWP, Mark Lamble,


To get involved - Contact BLWG Convenor.

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