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Flood Program continues to deliver outstanding results

Friday 13 April, 2012
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's (CMA) Flood Employment Program (FEP) continues to deliver outstanding results, benefitting local rivers and wetlands now and into the future.

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's (CMA) Flood Employment Program (FEP) continues to deliver outstanding results, benefitting local rivers and wetlands now and into the future.

Working to repair the damage from the unseasonal flooding in December 2010 through to February 2011, the program has continued to reinstate fencing, revegetation and restoration of public assets since its inception in late 2011.

Wayne Tennant, Manager Strategic River Health said "Since the commencement of the program, a works team has been working throughout the Colbinabbin region with the participants completing a diverse range of projects. Landowners participating in the FEP provide valuable community ownership to the program, their skills and hard work has enabled the program to become an enormous success."

The success of the program can be attributed to the effort of the current works team and the support provided by members of the Cornella Local Area Planning Implementation Committee (CLAPIC). Members of CLAPIC have supported the project with site identification, landowner discussions and reporting.

"The program, to date, has seen the completion of fencing (mainly flood-affected fencing), treatment of pest plants, and the removal of debris from flood affected fencing" explains Mr Tennant.

The program has enabled participants to socially interact with one another and is providing valuable financial support for their farms and families.

The program will continue until 30th June 2012.

To find out more about the Goulburn Broken CMA and its programs please visit www.gbcma.vic.gov.au or visit your local CMA office at Shepparton, Benalla or Yea or telephone 03 5820 1100.

Flood Program Team Leader Paul Banyard (right) with the Cornella Local Area Planning Group Rep Shane Ryan (middle) discusss works to flood damaged fence with landowner.  Photo:  Goulburn Broken CMA

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Footnote: The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) was established in 1997 as the peak natural resource management body in the catchment to develop and oversee the implementation of the Regional Catchment Strategy. The Goulburn Broken CMA is working to ensure land and water resources are protected and enhanced as well as improving the region's social wellbeing, environmental quality and productive capacity.