Media Releases

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

Flood Program continues to deliver outstanding results

Friday 13 April 2012
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority's (CMA) Flood Employment Program (FEP) continues to deliver outstanding results, benefitting local rivers and wetlands now and into the future.

North and South find common salinity control issues

Friday 13 April 2012
Irrigators and land managers from the Macalister Irrigation District in West Gippsland were recently hosted by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) in a tour of northern Victoria to gain a better understanding of irrigation, drainage and salinity control methods in the region.

Sharing experiences and mistakes provides key learning for farmers

Friday 13 April 2012
On Saturday 31st March 2012, 50 farmers toured two local and iconic farms, 'Kulaba West', Seymour, and 'Habbies Howe', Highlands. The farm tour was organised by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) through the 'Beyond SoilCare' project with terrific support from the Burnt Creek and Hughes Creek Landcare Groups.

On farm works re-invigorate region

Thursday 12 April 2012
Modernisation of the irrigation network and funding for on-farm efficiency works are a "blessing" for Goulburn-Murray farmers, according to Katunga's Bill Gread.Mr Gread received funding through Round 1 of the On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program (OFIEP) to carry out laser grading, fast flow and automation works on 18.2 hectares of land at his 172 hectare Katunga cropping operation.

Round 2 Farm Water Program projects get the green light

Monday 26 March 2012
More than 150 on-farm irrigation projects have been given the green light through Round 2 of the Farm Water Program.

Soil management tour takes in local properties

Tuesday 13 March 2012
Local farmers are continuing to seek and share information on ways to improve soil condition through trialing and adopting soil and grazing management practices. To help achieve this knowledge gathering and sharing, the Burnt Creek and Hughes Creek Landcare Groups, together with the Ruffy Grazing Group are visiting two local iconic properties, Kulaba and Habbies Howe.

Linking Landscapes and Communities in the Lurg Hills

Friday 9 March 2012
The Regent Honeyeater Habitat Restoration Project is a landscape-scale community effort to protect and restore all significant remnants of native woodland habitat in the agricultural district of the Lurg Hills, near Benalla, Victoria.

Being Soil Savvy

Friday 24 February 2012
‘Take the focus off the cattle and put it on the soil and pasture.’ This was the best advice Mick and Rowena Ellis received when they moved on to their lifestyle farm in Mansfield. The couple has worked hard to understand their soils and have used agronomists to support them in making changes to their paddocks.

Shire and CMA address the clearing in Castle Creek

Tuesday 21 February 2012
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is working with the Strathbogie Shire to address the rehabilitation of a section of the Castle Creek in Euroa following recent earthworks.

Capture the moment!

Monday 20 February 2012
Broken Boosey and Whroo Goldfields Conservation Management Networks’ launch 2012 Photo Competition

Keep an eye out for our feathered friends

Monday 20 February 2012
Lake Drawdown attracts threatened bird species

Local horticulture leader awarded

Monday 20 February 2012
Ken Sampson Memorial Scholarship awarded to Liz Mann

Ballot held for projects for funding through Farm Water Program Round Two

Wednesday 8 February 2012
A ballot was held today to determine which of the 249 projects submitted for funding through Round Two of the Farm Water Program will progress to the assessment and approval stage.

World Wetlands Day 2 February

Thursday 2 February 2012
 What is World Wetlands Day? People across the Goulburn Broken region are urged to visit a local wetland to help celebrate World Wetlands Day. World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February and marks the anniversary of the Ramsar Convention signing in 1971. The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2012 is Wetlands and Tourism – a great experience. For more information on the Ramsar Convention and World Wetlands Day please visit the Ramsar website   Wetlands in the Goulburn Broken Catchment Over 2000 wetlands have been recorded in the Goulburn Broken Catchment and are a unique part of the landscape. They include small alpine bogs, floodplain billabongs, River Red Gum forests, large open lakes and shallow seasonal swamps. Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems on earth supporting distinctive plant and animal communities. Wetlands also perform many vital functions including water purification, erosion control, flood mitigation, nutrient recycling and groundwater recharge. Many wetlands in the Goulburn Broken region are also popular for tourism and recreational activities. These include Barmah National Park, Kinnairds Wetland, Tahbilk Lagoon, Winton Wetlands and Yea Wetlands.    World Wetlands Day Newsletter   So take the opportunity to get out and experience our wonderful wetlands.  

Irrigators urged to update Whole Farm Plans

Wednesday 1 February 2012
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