Media Releases

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

Integrated River Management Program for Sunday and Sugarloaf Creeks

Monday 12 October 2009
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) has been successful in receiving funds from the Victorian Water Trust to undertake an integrated river management program along the lower reaches of the Sunday and Sugarloaf Creeks.

New brochure identifies common wildflowers

Monday 12 October 2009
North Eastern Victorians are encouraged to pick up the latest wildflower identification brochures produced by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) and the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE).

Ken Sampson

Thursday 8 October 2009
Ken Sampson, affectionately known as ‘Sambo' was a work colleague and friend of many in the Goulburn Valley. Sadly, Ken passed away on Thursday 8th October 2009. His passing was both sudden and unexpected.Ken's earliest forays into agriculture were spent in Kerang, training in irrigated agriculture followed by several years in Swan Hill as an Extension and Applied Research Officer.This was followed by a stint as Principal Advisory and Senior Project Officer for the Indo-Australian Cattle ...

GB CMA Support for Frontage Protection in the Fire Region

Wednesday 7 October 2009
The Goulburn Broken CMA is offering landholders an $8 subsidy per meter for fencing along waterways burnt in the February 2009 fires. Riparian land is critically important to river health, for soil stability, sediment and nutrient capture, as well as providing food and habitat for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. River Health Team Leader for the Upper Goulburn Area, Christine Glassford, advises that "Recovery of vegetation along stream frontages following fire is even more crucial, given surface runoff is higher and faster, with greater capacity to move more soil and debris. Riparian land requires urgent protection to permit it time to recover unimpeded by impacts of stock."

Trial flooding of Doctors Swamp

Wednesday 7 October 2009
Doctors Swamp: 4 hours after opening regulator.Doctors Swamp: Regulator 4 hours after opening.

Fencers without boundaries project

Monday 28 September 2009
Six weeks after the devastating Black Saturday Bush Fires the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network took on the role of coordinating volunteer support to help out the fire-affected communities. This network has 18 groups and 6 of them were burnt out including Kinglake, Strath Creek, Flowerdale, Cereberus Creek, Marysville and Yea River.

Goulburn Fish Survey

Monday 28 September 2009
A recent study into fish populations of the lower Goulburn River has shown a diverse range of native fish exists. Although Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii) are the most abundant large-bodied native species in the lower Goulburn River, few exceed the minimum legal size, now 600mm.

Second Generation Landcare Grants Announced

Monday 28 September 2009
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority has continued its substantial financial support for the Second Generation Landcare program for the 2009/2010 financial year allocating $429,716 to a number of key projects across the catchment.

Support for Landcare maintained for 2009/10

Monday 28 September 2009
The full transition to the Australian Government "Caring for Our Country" natural resource management funding program is now being felt across the state. This is especially affecting the delivery of traditional facilitator/coordinator support to grass roots Landcare groups. Recent commentary from around the state has seen a number of positions lost or redirected to other programs.

In the spotlight: with Peter Gibson

Wednesday 19 August 2009
Shepparton Irrigation Region Implementation Committee put 10 questions to the Chairperson of the SIRIC about catchment management and his commitment to making a difference. The plan (the Catchment Implementation Strategy) was originally based on solving problems caused by too much water. How relevant is it now, in this period of prolonged drought?PG: The salinity problem hasn't gone away. It may not be obvious but it is still a huge issue for us. The Victorian Government has just finished revie...

Community Education Grants

Tuesday 28 July 2009
The Broken Goulburn Implementation Committee Community Education Grants support community education and awareness of environment related catchment issues. The grants of up to $4,000 are provided to non-profit community groups and schools to assist them to promote catchment issues within their community.

Karen Brisbane joins GBCMA

Monday 27 July 2009
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Brisbane as Landcare Corporate Partnerships Facilitator. Karen has an extensive background in Landcare and has coordinated the Goulburn Murray Landcare Network in the Shepparton Irrigation Region for the past eight years. This involved working with individual Landcare groups, running farm walks and field days and organising projects.Tony Kubeil, Regional Landcare Coordinator said, "Karen brin...

Water, Carbon and Revegetation – balancing Catchment challenges

Thursday 23 July 2009
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority hosted the launch of a new and exciting research project in the catchment on June 21, 2009 in partnership with Monash University's Australian Centre for Biodiversity.

Goulburn Broken CMA Chair and Board members

Wednesday 8 July 2009

Box Ironbark Ecology Course

Thursday 2 July 2009
Nagambie, 5-9 October 2009The course
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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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