Water users are being urged to take care while fishing, swimming and boating as water levels in local rivers, lakes and wetlands start to drop as a result of the recent long spell of hot dry weather.
A rare ecological gem may be going unnoticed on many properties across the Goulburn Broken Catchment.
Efforts to return to more natural wetting and drying regimes in wetlands across the Goulburn Broken Catchment are paying off with migratory birds last seen in the area six years ago spotted at Reedy Swamp recently.
Wednesday 22 January 2014
The Victorian Government has released the Water Bill Exposure Draft to give Victorians the opportunity to provide feedback on proposed changes to the state’s water laws. The Water Bill Exposure Draft proposes to bring the Water Act 1989 and Water Industry Act 1994 into a single, streamlined Water Act that reflects contemporary practice in water management and government policy.
The spring/early summer water freshes (or flow pulses) in the Goulburn River have now finished.
An investigation of how Hughes Creek's stream and bank conditions affect the threatened species, Macquarie Perch, will start shortly.
Katamatite grain grower Jarrod Lukies says that without Farm Water Program funding, a difficult to irrigate outblock bought in 2009 would have been under-utilised.
Community groups with innovative ideas on ways to protect and improve the Goulburn Broken Catchment’s natural resources are invited to apply for funding through the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) annual Expression of Interest (EOI) process.
Honeysuckle is being managed along the Yea River in the Upland Slopes region of the Goulburn Broken catchment thanks to recent control works.
Victorians have a chance to win a houseboat getaway on the Murray River just by getting out and enjoying their local waterways this summer.
Thursday 12 December 2013
Golden Perch (Yellowbelly) breeding has been triggered in the Goulburn River by the environmental water flows (pulses or freshes) sent down the river mid-November.
Landholders are needed to help boost dwindling Silver Banksia populations across the Agricultural Floodplains in the Goulburn Broken Catchment’s north.
Almost 60 nest boxes were made to provide habitat for endangered box ironbark forest wildlife at the "Marsupial Mansions 2" Field Day held at Heathcote Community House recently.
Wednesday 4 December 2013
The lake side track in Mulwala's Kyffins Reserve, and a limited area for camping, will be open to the public on December 6 in time for the Cod Classic event.
Wednesday 4 December 2013
Projects to fund community efforts to tackle weeds and pests such as blackberry and rabbits, restore habitat for platypus and run environmental education programs in schools have been funded through the latest round of the Victorian Government's Victorian Landcare Grants Program.