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Funding available for fencing along the Broken/Boosey system

Tuesday 20 August, 2013
Landholders along the Broken/Boosey system are encouraged to contact the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) to access funds through the Broken Boosey Flood Recovery Program to repair or re-instate fences lost or damaged during the March 2012 floods.

Landholders along the Broken/Boosey system are encouraged to contact the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) to access funds through the Broken Boosey Flood Recovery Program to repair or re-instate fences lost or damaged during the March 2012 floods.

The program covers the Broken/Boosey system extending from Lake Rowan to the Barmah township. Heavy rain – about 250mm in six days - fell across this section of the Catchment causing extensive flooding and damage to properties and waterways along the Broken and Boosey creeks and their tributaries.

Goulburn Broken CMA River Health Officer Corey Wilson said the CMA had secured Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements funding from the Federal Government to carry out fencing works along the waterways to protect creek frontages.

"We have already repaired or replaced about 30km of fences, on more than 20 properties, but we are keen for any landholders who may not yet have accessed this funding, to contact us as soon as possible," Mr Wilson said.

"Fencing off waterways helps protect banks from erosion, prevent loss of habitat and leads to improved water quality, which is all good for the ecosystem. It's important that those landholders who had protected waterways on their property in the past take advantage of these grants to replace or repair any of those fences damaged during the floods."

For more information about the Broken Boosey Flood Recovery Program, contact Mr Wilson on 5820 1100 or email coreyw@gbcma.vic.gov.au