Post: P.O. Box 3, Creswick, Victoria 3363
Phone: (03) 5345 2200
Fax: (03) 53451357
Mission / vision
The Seed Bank was originally established with the mission to ensure that there was supply of provenance based seed for revegetation projects in the Ballarat and surrounding regions. Since then Ballarat Region Seed Bank has developed ongoing relationships with research organisations to continually update and disseminate our collective knowledge of seed related matters. The seed bank is much more than a seed storage and collection facility. We have the ability to assist in Regional assessment of seed requirements for ongoing projects, including reporting, and the development of expression of interest proposals. We work with landholders and project officers in the development of seed production areas to ensure best practice application in the development and registration of seed production areas. Development of training programs to improve community knowledge in relation to seed supply, collection, provenance, seed production areas, cleaning and general natural resource management issues are a key function of our service delivery.
Statement of Purposes
Seeding Victoria Inc.
1. To collect, store and distribute provenance based quality controlled seed for revegetation projects and remnant enhancement throughout Victoria on a not for profit basis and for the protection and enhancement of the environment for the public benefit.
2. To provide a range of strategic; educational; and technical supports to the community and the Victorian seed collection, distribution and revegetation sector on a not for profit basis in order to enhance the effectiveness of revegetation projects and remnant enhancement activities in Victoria for the public benefit.
3. To develop and implement quality standards for the certification and management of native and indigenous seed across Victoria on a not for profit basis and for the public benefit.
4. To undertake activities incidental to the collection and distribution of native and indigenous seed for the protection and enhancement of the natural environment of Victoria on a not for profit basis and for the public benefit.