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Catchment committees to merge

Friday 19 September, 2008
Two Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority committees are combining to become one to ensure the long term sustainability of the Goulburn Broken dryland.

Two Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority committees are combining to become one to ensure the long term sustainability of the Goulburn Broken dryland.

This new committee will implement natural resource management decisions in line with the Dryland Landscape Strategy which focuses on protecting the catchments most important natural assets.

The Authority's CEO Bill O'Kane said the Upper Goulburn and Mid Goulburn Broken Implementation Committees have been combined into one committee to better represent the community for the implementation of the Dryland Landscapes Strategy.

"The combined Implementation Committee is a community based committee drawing representatives from across the upper and lower plains of the Goulburn and Broken regions."

"The committee will work with the Authority to identify, prioritise and provide community input into the implementation programs which achieve the objectives of the Regional Catchment Strategy and specifically those that form the Dryland Landscapes Strategy," said Mr O'Kane.

Mr O'Kane said that the GB CMA thank the contribution of the previous members to the Implementation Committees, these committees have been pivotal to the strong links between the community and the natural resource management programs within these areas.

"I would encourage people with an interest in Natural Resource Management to apply for the newly formed Implementation Committee as this is an opportunity to exercise your commitment to the community and the environment."

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority is the peak natural resource body responsible for land and water management in the catchment that stretches from Marysville to the Murray River.

Working with partners and the community, the Authority aims to lead the cost-effective protection and enhancement of the Catchment's land and water resources to improve social wellbeing, environmental quality and the sustainable productive capacity of the Catchment.

Applications are now being taken from suitably skilled and interested community members, who have a history of and experience with community linkages and consultation who wish to nominate for a four-year term on the Implementation Committee.

Applications close 26th September 2008.

For an application form contact Chris Burnett 57360100 or email chrisb@gbcma.vic.gov.au

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For more information please contact

Carl Walters at GB CMA on 5820 1100

Stacey Brauman at Impress Publicity on 0400 644 637