Media Releases

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

Beyond SoilCare grants support sustainable farming

Eleven organisations will share in more than $230,000 of grants from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s Beyond Soilcare project to fund activities and events that promote soil health and sustainable farming.

Latest Connecting Catchment and Community newsletter

Our latest Connecting Catchment and Community e-newsletter is now available.

Workshop provides advice on managing farm water needs

A free workshop will be held in Kilmore on June 24, with a follow up session on July 8, to help farmers understand and manage their ongoing water requirements.

Students help make squirrel gliders at home

Rushworth P-12 College students recently built 21 new nest boxes that will provide valuable shelter for the region’s threatened squirrel glider population.

Round 5 opens as Round 3 Farm Water works finish

On-farm infrastructure improvement works in the Goulburn Murray Irrigation District have received a further funding boost as Round 5 of the Farm Water Program opens for Registrations of Interest.

Creek rock chute helps keep erosion at bay

A large rock chute on a section of You You Creek south-east of Barmah will help stop further creek-bed erosion and help protect the Goulburn River.

More snags to be placed in Broken Creek

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) will start re-snagging in a section of the Broken Creek upstream of Nathalia in coming weeks.

Volunteers the key to improving the catchment’s environment

More than 3000ha of weed control and more than 99,000ha of fox control were achieved by community natural resource management (NRM) groups in the Goulburn Broken catchment during 2014/15.

Farm Walk highlights benefits of irrigation upgrades

A free farm walk showcasing improved border check irrigation technology will be held at Lancaster on Thursday May 12.

Woody weeds to be removed from Honeysuckle Creek

Removing willow, ash, peppercorn and poplar species from Honeysuckle Creek will help improve water quality and habitat for the native plants and animals that rely on it for food and shelter.

Yea River Macquarie perch numbers increase

A big increase in the numbers of endangered Macquarie perch in the Yea River proved community efforts to improve the river’s health were paying off, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Riparian and River Channel Manager Jim Castles said.

Rain and cool weather key to native fish health

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) says more rain and cooler weather is the only way to prevent more native fish deaths in the catchment’s creeks.

Tour and talks highlight alternative crop options

People interested in looking at growing crops such as garlic, capers and native foods are invited to attend a farm tour of the Tolmie region on Saturday, April 16.

Vandals put Black Swamp plants and animals at risk

Native plants that provide valuable food and shelter for animals and birds, including some threatened species, have died as a result of vandals damaging the regulator that controls water flow in to Black Swamp near Wunghnu.

Native fish moved from Rice's Weir

Native fish will be moved from Rice’s Weir near Barmah today (March 11) to avoid potential fish deaths from low dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in the weir pool.
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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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