Media Releases

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

Community Grants Now Open

Thursday 9 September 2010
The Community Education Grants 2010-11 Round is now open. Community groups and schools are encouraged to apply for funds to support projects that provide environmental education opportunities and materials that promote a healthy environment.

Goulburn Broken CMA Initiates Flood Response

Monday 6 September 2010
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) initiated its Flood Response Action Plan on Saturday to support the Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) crews with critical flood level forecasting in the Goulburn Broken region.

Highlands and Strathbogie Wetland Field Day

Tuesday 3 August 2010
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is holding a field day on Friday August 13 2010 for local landholders and interested others at Ruffy focusing on spring soak and peatland wetlands.

Nationally significant weed targeted in Broken Creek

Tuesday 3 August 2010
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA), with the help of local landholders, is targeting one of Australia's Weeds of National Significance - the willow, in our local waterway.

Biodiversity celebrations in the Goulburn Broken catchment

Wednesday 28 July 2010
Two special community events were held recently to celebrate the achievements of the wonderful partnerships between public and private land managers in the Broken Boosey and Whroo Goldfields Conservation Management Network (CMN) areas over the past 12 months.

Barbed wire snares local endangered species

Thursday 22 July 2010
"Rebada" is one very lucky Squirrel Glider. Cut from a barbed wire fence next to the Goulburn Broken CMA office, the adventurous little glider is now well on the way to making a speedy recovery with thanks to help from Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) staff member Keith Ward and local wildlife rescuer Katherine Lohse.

Goulburn Broken CMA celebrates success in Annual Reporting

Thursday 22 July 2010
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority was recently recognised for excellence in Annual Reporting by being awarded a silver medal from the Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) for the Goulburn Broken CMA 2008-09 Annual Report.

Rainfall increases rubbish into local Rivers

Tuesday 20 July 2010
Recent rainfalls have seen an increase in the amount of rubbish flowing through the Stormwater systems into the local waterways around Shepparton raising concerns for river health. Rubbish enters the stormwater system when it left on the ground and washed into storm water drains during rain events

Farm Water projects assessed

Thursday 17 June 2010
Following the receipt of Expressions of Intent (EOIs) for the region's $25.8 million Farm Water Program, projects have been selected for inclusion into a Business Plan to be submitted to the Australian Government for assessment.

Community leader acknowledged for service to catchment health

Friday 11 June 2010
Chris Doyle a key leader in the area of community engagement and involvement in river improvement, and later broad scale catchment management has been recognised by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) for his contributions at a retirement dinner recently.

Continued support for waterways impacted by 2009 Fires

Thursday 3 June 2010
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) is continuing to rehabilitate and protect streams impacted by 2009 fires.

Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network Photo Competition

Tuesday 1 June 2010
It's on again, the annual Photo Competition to gather photos for the 2011 calendar. Held each year, the photo competition is a fantastic way for local people in the Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network (BB CMN) region to showcase their photographic skills.

New Chairman for Goulburn Broken CMA

Thursday 29 April 2010
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is pleased to announce the new appointment of Peter Ryan as Chair following the recent resignation of Dr Huw Davies.

Helping farmers defeat gorse

Thursday 22 April 2010
Australian farmers have a revitalised weapon to help fight one of Australia's most serious weeds - gorse - with the launch today of the revised Gorse National Best Practice Manual.

GB CMA Fully Funded Fencing Opportunities

Friday 19 March 2010
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA ) has received joint state and federal government funding to support fencing along waterways burnt in the February 2009 bushfires. With the employment of GB CMA works crews later this month there will be two options available to landholders for fencing support. Option 1: As has been available for sometime now is the offer of $8/m subsidy for a standard fence, or $6/m subsidy for an electric fence. There is now an additional option 2: Where the GB CMA will supply materials equivalent to a standard fence and the new GB CMA work crews will be fully supervised to construct the fence. Paul Hobby, GBCMA Fire Recovery Work Crews Coordinator, said "The works crews will be engaged primarily to construct fences, however weed spraying, rubbish removal, and tree planting will also be carried out within the burnt region of the catchment."
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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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