Cornella Local Area Plan16 April 2014Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority

Cornella Local Area Plan

Vision: “A plan to establish a sustainable sound environment by identifying and overcoming land and water management problems through community action.”

Area: 46,400 hectares

Launched:November 2000

Issues covered in the plan:

  • Water Quality
  • Education and Communication
  • Watertables
  • Water Management
  • Weeds and Vermin
  • Problem Native Species
  • Soil Erosion
  • Protect/Regenerate Native Vegetation

Achievements:

  • Entire creek frontage fenced off and revegetated with assistance from the GBCMA funds of over $300,000
  • Study completed on why healthy trees in the catchment were dying
  • Adequate disposal of town sullage has been completed
  • The group produced a promotional video of their LAP and area
  • Winners of the White Pages Catchment Award Category, Victorian Landcare Awards, 2001
  • Surveyed and designed erosion control works along the top section of their catchment
  • Initiated Waterwatch program along the Cornella Creek in conjunction with local Primary School

Priorities for the future:

The three main priority listings for the Cornella Local Area Plan are:

  • Issues raised and prioritised at the public meetings at Colbinabbin and Lady’s Pass.
  • Priority Rankings tabulated (page 18) in the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority - Catchment Strategy (May 1995).
  • "Other Priorities" established by the Lower Goulburn Waterways, the Shepparton Irrigation Region Implementation Committee and the Mid Goulburn Broken Implementation Committee

Other priorities for the group include:

  • Erosion Control Works in the upper catchment
  • Water quality monitoring in the Cornella Creek
  • Revegetation and fencing of high priority areas.

Contact: Local Area Plan - Implementation Officer DPI Echuca (03) 5482 1922

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