The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), on behalf of its consortium partners, has received in-principle approval of $25.1 million in Round Two of the Federal Government's On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program. This funding is to deliver improved surface flood irrigation to the northern Victorian irrigation region.
An electrofishing study, funded by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), in wetlands along the Goulburn River floodplain has discovered large amounts of Goldfish and Carp within these areas. These introduced fish compete with native fish, decrease water quality and can spread diseases through native species.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is celebrating 25 years of Landcare this year. As a part of these celebrations, the Goulburn Broken CMA is hosting the Regional Landcare Awards. This year the awards for both the Dryland and the Irrigation parts of the catchment are being combined for a "whole of catchment" celebratory award ceremony.
With funding from the Victorian Government Fire Recovery Program, the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has completed the second season of weed control works along waterways burnt in the 2009 fires. The upper reaches of the Yea, Acheron and Steavenson Rivers, and the King Parrot, Sunday, Dry and Strath Creeks, were the primary waterways addressed.
The Goulburn Broken CMA is reintroducing large woody habitat (or snags) in the Goulburn River between Murchison and Shepparton to increase native fish habitat. The snags will have no net impact on water flow and will enhance native fish habitat, thereby leading to a more sustainable native fish community, resulting in huge benefits for recreational fishers in our region.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is one of 56 regional sustainability organisations in Australia working with thousands of people like you to protect our special places for years to come.
The prolonged flooding along the Murray River has created significant waterbird breeding at many sites along the river, including an extraordinary event in the Barmah–Millewa Forest, one of The Living Murray’s icon sites.
On-farm Irrigation Efficiency Program
Northern Victorian irrigators need to act soon to tap into millions of dollars of funding being offered under Stage 2 of the Commonwealth Government’s On farm Irrigation Efficiency Program (OFIEP).
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) CEO, Mr. Chris Norman, recently attended the Opening Exhibition and Award Ceremony of the WetlandCare Australia National Art and Photography Competition at the CSIRO Discovery Centre in Canberra and was delighted to acknowledge the achievement of a young artist and fellow Victorian, Vasyl Doudoulis.
It’s on again, the annual Photo Competition for the Broken Boosey and Whroo Goldfields Conservation Management Network (CMN) 2012 calendar. Held each year, the photo competition has almost become a local ‘tradition’, and is a fantastic way for local people in the Broken Boosey and Whroo Goldfields Conservation Management Network regions to showcase their photographic skills.
The Whroo Goldfields Conservation Management Network (CMN) is celebrating the unique biodiversity in our region by hosting a FREE community breakfast at the Costerfield hall on Saturday, 26 March 2011.
Wednesday 22 December 2010
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has had another productive year supporting the environment. We are a step closer to our vision of ‘healthy, resilient and increasingly productive landscapes supporting vibrant communities’. With the festive season once again upon us we reflect on 2010 the International Year for Biodiversity in the Goulburn Broken Catchment.
Roadside areas in parts of north-east and northern Victoria are receiving special attention as part of a major conservation project underway in the region.
The 2010 Regional Achievement and Community Awards were held Saturday October 23rd at the Mercure Hotel, Ballarat, featuring the Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network (CMN) as finalists for the Environment & Sustainability Award.