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A New Direction for Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture in the Shepparton Irrigation Region - Agricultural Floodplains

Nominations from community members are now being sought to fill vacancies on the new Shepparton Irrigation Region People and Planning Integration Committee (SIRPPIC).

Chief Executive Officer for the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), Mr Chris Norman said interested community members wishing to nominate for a two or four year term are strongly encouraged to apply. 

“The SIRPPIC is a community-based advisory group with members providing feedback and input from a community perspective for the recently renewed Shepparton Irrigation Region Land and Water Management Plan,” said Mr Norman. “The successful applicants will help shape sustainable irrigation initiatives across the Shepparton Irrigation Region (SIR) and will largely support the agricultural floodplain area of the Goulburn Broken catchment.   This includes towns such as Cobram, Nathalia, Yarrawonga, Shepparton and Tatura; as well as Kyabram, Tongala and Numurkah,” Mr Norman said. 

“Ideal candidates will have an interest in the protection and enhancement of the Shepparton Irrigation Region’s land and water resources.  Diversity in community membership is always highly sought after, so people from different locations and industries, representing a range of interests and action groups are encouraged to apply,” said Mr Norman.

“The SIRPPIC together with the Goulburn Broken CMA and its partners, work under the Regional Catchment Strategy to develop and implement projects to improve the health, resilience and productive landscapes within our region. They aim to deliver cost-effective outcomes that support our vibrant communities,” he added.

Application close at 5pm on Thursday 9th July 2015.

Application Forms can be obtained from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority offices in Shepparton; or by downloading from the GB CMA website at www.gbcma.vic.gov.au. For more information and an application form, contact Goulburn Broken CMA or Carl Walters via phone on (03) 58 22 7700, mobile on 0419 118 237 or via email to carlw@gbcma.vic.gov.au.