Media Releases

All past media releases from Goulburn Broken CMA, listed chronologically.

Winter environmental flow good for fish food and bank plants

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Water bugs and plants that provide food and shelter for native fish and other aquatic animals will benefit from an environmental flow along the lower Goulburn River planned for mid-June.

Casey’s Weir lowered

Friday 19 May 2017
The water level in Casey’s Weir on the Broken River has been lowered to allow work to prevent the spread of the aquatic weed cabomba.

Farm Water Program - Good for business

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Applying for funding from Round Five of the Farm Water Program was a ‘no-brainer’ for Tatura dairy farmer Mark Ryan.

Farm Water Program good for the whole irrigation industry

Monday 1 May 2017
Irrigators have been the obvious benefactors from the Farm Water Program, led by the Goulburn Broken CMA, but there’s also been a positive flow-on effect for related industries.

River flow impact on native fish populations

Thursday 27 April 2017
A decade of annual surveys in the Goulburn River has provided researchers with a clearer understanding of the impacts of flow events on native fish populations.

Harston landholders invited to find out about new rural drainage scheme

Thursday 13 April 2017
Harston landholders are invited to a community information session on April 26 to provide feedback on a new drainage proposal for their district.

Innovation the key to latest round of farm irrigation efficiency works

Thursday 6 April 2017
Innovative approaches to improve farm irrigation efficiency including solar-powered pumps to reduce energy costs and sprinklers that can adjust the amount of water applied to suit the soil type, are among the 98 projects worth around $35 million funded through the latest round of the Farm Water Program.

One-stop shop for climate change information

Tuesday 4 April 2017
In a Victorian first, all 10 Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) have undertaken regional climate change adaptation planning that is now available through a one-stop online portal.

Research under way in to biological control of sagittaria

Monday 3 April 2017
Sagittaria platyphylla (sagittaria, delta arrowhead), is a serious aquatic weed affecting irrigation channels, drains, creeks and wetlands. Despite intensive herbicide control programs, sagittaria continues to be an ongoing issue due to the ability of plants to regrow from tubers and submersed rosettes.

Community celebrates 1000th home for Whroo-Goldfields native species

Friday 31 March 2017
Students from Tooborac Primary School joined celebrations to mark the 1000th nest box installed in the Whroo-Goldfields box-ironbark forest on March 29.

Landcare Links - March 2017

This month's Landcare Links enewsletter is now out.

Community support the key to addressing turquoise parrot housing crisis

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Another milestone has been reached as part of a project to improve habitat for the threatened turquoise parrot in the Warby Ranges, with the 200th nest box installed at an orchard last week.

Future proof your farm

Friday 10 March 2017
It comes as no surprise to know some farmers across the region are doing it tough.

Cropping – we’ve got it covered

Monday 27 February 2017
Expressions of interest are now open for managers of mixed farming operations to take part in a short course run by pasture cropping pioneer Colin Seis and beef cattle farmer and Stipa Native Grasses Association CEO Graeme Hand.

Whole Farm Plans – keeping up with change

Funding is available to irrigators to develop a new, or update an existing, whole farm plan.
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The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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