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.
Seventy eight projects for the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s Farm Water Program have been approved. The Authority’s Farm Water Program is one of the successful delivery partner projects to the first round of the $300 million On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program that is funded through the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.
An initiative of Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), the Yorta Yorta Youth Journey is taking indigenous youth on a journey of Yorta Yorta country in Victoria and New South Wales.
The sound of hammers could be heard recently from the DIY Workshop in Shepparton Bunnings as year 10 and 11 students from Shepparton High School built nest boxes for Landcare in support of threatened species.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlie Sexton to the new role of Regional Landcare Facilitator to support sustainable agriculture in the region.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is seeking community support to target the water-based Weed of National Significance (WONS) cabomba, particularly in the Broken River, Broken Creek and wetlands/billabongs downstream of Casey’s Weir.
The third week in November is a time to celebrate and focus on Native Fish through the Native Fish Awareness Week.
While the farmers have praised the rain and some communities are still dealing with the damage, local fish, bugs and birds have been re-energized since the recent flood events.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is preparing to undertake a second and final season of weed control along all major waterways burnt in the February 2009 fires.
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is continuing to build a clearer picture of the flood damage across the region.
The Strathbogie Ranges Wetland Tender is now open and creates a great opportunity for Landholders to manage these unique and important wetlands in a sustainable way through financial assistance.
Thursday 16 September 2010
The recent flooding of the Goulburn and Broken river systems has brought back a wealth of life to the catchment and major gains to river and floodplain environments. "While the farmers have praised the rain and some communities have battled with its impacts, waterways and floodplains throughout the region will benefit immensely from the floods of recent weeks," said the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority CEO Chris Norman this week.
Tuesday 14 September 2010
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is urging landholders seeking to undertake works on flood affected waterways to seek advice from the CMA prior to commencing work.