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Fire recovery weed control works commence

Monday 25 October, 2010
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is preparing to undertake a second and final season of weed control along all major waterways burnt in the February 2009 fires.

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is preparing to undertake a second and final season of weed control along all major waterways burnt in the February 2009 fires.

Utilising Federal funding through Caring for Our Country, the Goulburn Broken CMA will employ contractors to control re-emerging weeds on all major waterways for two seasons.

Mark Turner, River Health Implementation Manager said, "The Goulburn Broken CMA achieved great results with the contractors employed last summer to control priority weeds along waterways.

The re-emergence of blackberry, broome and willow was widespread so the opportunity for a follow-up season of weed control is terrific, enabling the weeds to be reduced to levels for landholders to manage into the future."

"We would also like to thank landholders of both public and private land for their ongoing cooperation and commitment to controlling these weeds along our precious waterways."

Work is expected to begin on the Steavenson River, Acheron River and the Dabyminga Creek in the week commencing the 8th of November 2010. Landholders adjoining the Steavenson River, Acheron River and the Dabyminga Creek have been sent notification of the proposed weed control and
similar to last year landholders are asked to contact Goulburn Broken CMA staff in the Yea office on 5736 0100 to discuss any issues regarding access or works proposed.

The Goulburn Broken CMA is also offering landholders along burnt waterways financial assistance with streamside fencing to protect and enhance riparian vegetation. Interested landholders are encouraged to contact the Goulburn Broken CMA to obtain grant support or further information.

Standard grants still apply for landholders along unburnt waterways.

For more information regarding the fire recovery weed control along waterways please contact Goulburn Broken CMA on 03 5736 0100.