Media Releases

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

Resources for Recovery Funds Allocated for repair of flood damage

Monday 28 November 2011
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has received a boost to its Flood Recovery Program with the allocation of additional funding from the State Government.

AUSTRALIAN SHOWCASE: MODERNISATION AND WATER MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCES in Iran Special Session on Australia at the 21st ICID Congress on Irrigation and Drainage

Friday 25 November 2011
The Shepparton Irrigation Region was showcased recently on the international stage by several local irrigation industry members. The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) co-ordinated a team of water experts in putting together a special showcase around water management in Australia at the recent 21st International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) held in the capital of Iran, Tehran.

Talking Fish – telling tales and making connections with the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin

Wednesday 23 November 2011
Stories about people and their rivers

Environmental water to be released down the Goulburn River

Monday 14 November 2011
Chief Executive Officer of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), Mr Chris Norman, today announced that environmental water will be released down the Goulburn River during November and December in line with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder’s (VEWH) Seasonal Watering Plan.

“Habitat makes fish happen!” - Native Fish Awareness week 2011

Tuesday 8 November 2011
This year’s Native Fish Awareness Week is going online with its “Habitat makes fish happen!” theme in a new strategy aimed at reaching around half a million recreational fishing buffs in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin.

Farmers protecting wetlands makes good cent$

Thursday 27 October 2011
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is offering a unique opportunity for farmers that own a wetland (swamp, bog, billabong or marsh) in the plains of the Goulburn Broken Catchment.The Goulburn Broken CMA is calling for Expressions of Interest for the Plains Wetland Tender from private landholders that think they may have a wetland within the designated project area.

$43.7mil for Farm Water Program is a win-win for the region

Thursday 20 October 2011
The Farm Water Program led by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) will receive $43.7 million as part of the on-farm irrigation efficiency program announced this week by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. This was part of the agreement between these Governments to deliver the nation's largest irrigation infrastructure renewal project.The irrigation efficiency project will generate 20 GL of water savings by investing in on-farm irrigation infrastructure upgrades for surface and pressurised systems. 10 gigalitres (GL) of the water savings will be consolidated and transferred to the Commonwealth for the environment. The remaining 10 GL will be allocated to irrigators participating in the project who will also contribute $4.9 million.

Goulburn Broken CMA welcomes six new Board members

Friday 7 October 2011
 The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA ) is pleased to welcome six new Board members, following the recent joint announcement by the Hon. Peter Walsh MP, Minister for Agriculture and Food Security and Minister for Water with the Hon. Ryan Smith MP, Minister for Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Youth Affairs.Goulburn Broken CMA Chair, Mr. Peter Ryan was delighted with the announcement and believes the six new members will make a valuable contribution to the Goulburn Broken CMA.

A busy time for biodiversity conservation

Monday 3 October 2011
The Whroo Goldfields Conservation Management Network (CMN) has been very busy lately, with the production and installation of the signage at Doctors Swamp, near Murchison, as well as a successful bird observing walk.The Doctors Swamp signage, funded through a 'Healthy Parks Healthy People' grant, displays some wonderful photographs of the flora and fauna of the region, as well as information on ways to help look after the reserve. Working with Parks Victoria to provide the signage has been a positive partnership.

A sand ridge woodlands story at Koonoomoo

Monday 3 October 2011
Last week three generations of the Bourchier family, David, James and Angus showed staff from Goulburn Broken CMA their latest project; enhancement of their unique sand ridge woodland site on their property at Koonoomoo. Six generations of the Bourchier family have farmed at Koonoomoo. Their property was selected by family descendants in 1878, and the sand ridge part, which was sold in the 1920's was bought back after World War II. The property is 1600 hectares in size, and contains some interesting natural features.

Signage warns of potential weed spread

Wednesday 28 September 2011
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and the Benalla Rural City Council (BRCC) are encouraging the local community and visitors to the region to prevent the spread of one of the most invasive aquatic weeds in Australia.Cabomba, which is located within Lake Benalla and immediately downstream in the Broken River to Casey's Weir, has potential to impact on other waterways and water bodies should it be transported by either stream flow or unintentional human activities.

Get Back to Nature this September for Biodiversity Month

Wednesday 7 September 2011
Spring into action and get 'back to nature' by joining one or more of the forty fantastic community events celebrating Biodiversity Month this September.The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) in partnership with the Department of Sustainability & Environment (DSE) have brought together a range of activities offering a great opportunity for people to learn about and enjoy the flora and fauna across the Northern Victoria.

Goulburn Broken CMA celebrates silver in Australasian Reporting Awards

Monday 5 September 2011
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is again celebrating success in the Australasian Annual Reporting Awards."We are delighted to have received a Silver Award in the prestigious Australasian Annual Reporting Awards again this year" explains Mr. Chris Norman, CEO of Goulburn Broken CMA.

Achievements celebrated through Regional Landcare Awards

Friday 2 September 2011
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) recently celebrated the Goulburn Broken Regional Landcare Awards.The awards, which were coordinated by the Goulburn Murray Landcare Network, were held at the Nagambie Reception Centre at Kirwans Bridge.
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The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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