Flood recovery funds for landowners

Monday 6 February, 2023
The Goulburn Broken CMA has carried out preliminary assessments of waterways impacted by the October 2022 floods and will continue to undertake more detailed assessments over the coming months.

Simon Cowan from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA) said there had been significant damage to some streamside/riparian fencing and other infrastructure along waterways across the Goulburn Broken catchment.

“Flood recovery funding is available for the replacement or repair of eligible flood-damaged streamside/riparian fencing along waterways,” Mr Cowan said.

“But landholders who want to undertake works to address flood-related damage to private property or assets on a waterway need to apply for and be issued with a Works on Waterways Permit,” he said.

The fee for a Works on Waterways Permit has been waived for applications directly related to damage that occurred in the October 2022 flood.

Other works that could be eligible for flood recovery funding include debris management, weed control and revegetation.

Landholders with damaged fences or other flood-related waterway issues are urged to contact to the GBCMA on (03) 5822 7700 to arrange an assessment.