Wednesday 6 November 2013
Two freshes – increased flows – along the Goulburn River during November and December have been planned to encourage Golden Perch (Yellowbelly) to breed.
Wednesday 6 November 2013
Water and labour savings, improved property values, jobs, and renewed confidence in the future of agriculture in Northern Victoria are some of the benefits of on-farm works completed through Round 1 of the Commonwealth Government's On Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program (OFIEP).
The Living Murray Program environmental water, provided through the Goulburn River, is supplying water to the Hattah Lakes near Mildura. Without rain, the Goulburn River ﬂow will average 1,300 ML/ day from now to the end of November. These ﬂows will also provide the desirable minimum ﬂow through the lower Goulburn (930 ML/day at McCoys Bridge), and will be varied over the period around this average ﬂow rate.
Landholders interested in improving paddock management and boosting productivity are invited to attend a free Farming for Soil Biology workshop with well-respected soil expert Nicole Masters in Benalla on Friday, November 1st , followed by a visit to Graceburn Farm, Glenburn on Saturday, November 2nd.
Respected botanist and arboriculturist Dr Greg Moore will highlight the "hidden" economic, social and environmental benefits of trees in urban spaces at a free Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Urban Centres forum to be held near Shepparton on Thursday, October 17th.
Applications for the 2014 Fairley Leadership Program close 31st October 2013. If you are wanting to be a participant in the 2014 Fairley Leadership Program and would like to be supported to do this by the Ken Sampson Memorial Fairley Leadership Program Scholarship then please read on.
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Generous Scholarship for young adults available: A generous scholarship for young adults in the Goulburn Murray irrigation region is currently open for applications. The Sampson Scholarship will provide support for at least two people between the ages of 18 and 35 to undertake a study project during 2014. Successful applicants will further their skill development in areas which could include environment, agriculture, irrigation, community development and leadership, with the scholarship's support.
Opportunities to observe birds, fish and vegetation, enjoy a stroll and a secure water supply were what people who use the Yea River valued about it the most, according to a recent Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) survey.
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Grants for fencing and alternative watering points are available to landholders to protect wetlands and remnant vegetation on their properties through the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s (CMA’s) Nationally Significant Wetland and Woodland Ecosystem Conservation Project.
Taking over the management of the Goulburn Broken Indigenous Seedbank from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is a "good fit" for GV Community Energy, according to the organisation's CEO Geoff Lodge.
Wednesday 4 September 2013
Four Fruit Industry Employment Program (FIEP) crews will start work on environmental projects with Greater Shepparton and Moira councils, Parks Victoria and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) next week after completing induction and training this week.
Northern Victorian irrigators have until 4pm Friday the 13th of September to register their interest in the latest round of Farm Water Program funding.
Landholders along the Broken/Boosey system are encouraged to contact the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) to access funds through the Broken Boosey Flood Recovery Program to repair or re-instate fences lost or damaged during the March 2012 floods.