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GBCMA launches new Broken River website

Friday 10 June, 2005
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA), as part of the ‘Bringing Back the Broken River’ project, has launched a new and innovative website dedicated to the Broken River in North-East Victoria.

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA), as part of the ‘Bringing Back the Broken River’ project, has launched a new and innovative website dedicated to the Broken River in North-East Victoria.

www.thebrokenriver.com.au allows users to find a variety of information about the river including history, geography, plants, animals and people.

According to local river health expert, Wayne Tennant, the website will give the local community an opportunity to learn more about an underrated natural resource.

“The Broken River is a beautiful and significant river, and this website gives us all the opportunity to discover why it is so important to the local environment, economy and community,” said Mr Tennant, Manager of Riverine Strategies at the GBCMA.

“The information about river plants, animals, people and projects on www.thebrokenriver.com.au will help us understand why we need to restore and protect our local waterways.”

The GBCMA is also inviting the community to participate by asking people who use the Broken River to send in stories and/or photos about the river for publication on the website.

‘Bringing back the Broken River’ is part of the Victorian Government’s ‘Our Water Our Future’ action plan. Working under the theme “Improving Flow and Habitat in the Broken River”, the project is a strategic and integrated approach that will deliver river restoration works based on previous activities carried out along the Broken River by the GBCMA and affiliated agencies.

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Further information:

Wayne Tennant, Manager Riverine Strategies, 0417503436 or 03 5822 2288.

Sue Botting, Water Quality and River Health Coordinator, 03 5822 2288.