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Major works program to commence on Broken River

Monday 15 March, 2004
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority has begun works to improve the condition of the Broken River upstream of Shepparton.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority has begun works to improve the condition of the Broken River upstream of Shepparton.

The State Government’s Victorian Water Trust has provided $500,000 for the works, with the promise of a further $1 million over the next two years subject to the successful completion of the first stage of the project.

The works including bank stabilisation, the control of exotic vegetation and the removal or modifying of minor barriers on the river are part of an integrated plan to improve river frontages, water quality and fish habitat.

Wayne Tennant, Goulburn Broken CMA’s Manager Riverine Strategies said the project complemented other Broken River projects including the State Fishway Program and the Stressed Rivers Initiative and would fast track improvements in the overall health of the river.

He said the project was based on community priorities for action along the Lower Broken River expressed at a series of public meetings instigated by the Goulburn Broken CMA. Successful completion of the program would rely on strong support from other agencies and the community.

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For more information telephone Wayne Tennanton (03) 58 222288.