Media Releases

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

Community Education Grants support catchment education partnerships

Friday 19 June 2009
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority advises that the Community Education Grants 2009-10 round is now open.

Australian government and Victorian CMAs helping communities and the environment recover from Black Saturday bushfires

Monday 15 June 2009
After the devastation of the Black Saturday bushfires, landholders, public land managers and the environment are getting assistance from a government program that provides grants for environmental projects.

Have your say on local waterways

Wednesday 3 June 2009
Have your say on local waterways, in world-first research looking at the social importance of lakes, rivers, creeks, wetlands and estuaries.

Drought Refuge for Waterbirds at Reedy Swamp

Friday 1 May 2009
Reedy Swamp is currently receiving a much-needed drink to maintain it as a drought refuge this year.

Works to ease impacts of heavy rain

Tuesday 24 March 2009
Early warning systems are being set up to allow authorities to respond quickly if heavy rain in the coming months washes fire ash into waterways.

Farmers need to act now to protect farm water supplies

Tuesday 3 March 2009
Contamination of farm dam water supply is an immediate threat after bushfire, warns Department of Primary Industries Soils and Water Team Leader Bruce Radford. "Large amounts of ash, sediment and debris can be washed into dams after rain resulting in unusable water supplies," Mr Radford said. Farmers in fire affected areas need to act now, before significant rains, to ensure they protect their water supplies. Farmers also need to take steps to protect water supplies from runoff out of stock containment areas. Mr Radford advises that contamination of water supply by ash, sediment and organic matter does not generally pose a health risk to stock. However, stock often refuse to drink the contaminated water. High volumes of sediment entering dams will reduce the storage capacity of the dam. Large amounts of organic matter, e.g. dung, can result in algal blooms, deoxygenation of the water and water becoming unusable.

Farming in a Changing Climate Seminar: Cancelled

Tuesday 24 February 2009
Please note: Due to forcasted extreme weather, Friday's "Farming in a Changing Climate" Seminar has been postponed until further notice. It is planned to be rescheduled to during the cooler months. Watch this space for more information.

Hot weather could cause fish deaths

Tuesday 3 February 2009
The current string of very hot days has resulted in extremely high water temperatures in our streams which may cause water quality issues, including the possibility of some fish deaths.

Artificial pools constructed in Broken

Thursday 29 January 2009
Nine artificial habitat pools within the Broken and Boosey Creeks are being established as a trial to see if they can help maintain threatened aquatic species during dry periods.

Extreme weather ceases flow in Broken River

Friday 23 January 2009
The Goulburn Broken CMA is notifying the community that the Broken River has temporarily ceased to flow downstream of the Orrvale gauge which will soon be rectified.

CMA project, a fishing success

Wednesday 21 January 2009
The drought isn't stopping the fish biting in the Goulburn River near Thornton this summer.

Community voice in catchment management

Tuesday 2 December 2008
Two Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority implementation committees have combined to become one to ensure the community is actively involved in decisions regarding the long term sustainability of the uplands and plains of the Goulburn Broken catchment.

Agencies warn of low water levels this summer

Thursday 6 November 2008
Local water management agencies are warning residents that there will be low water levels in rivers, lakes and wetlands this summer.

A new approach for managing our catchment

Monday 3 November 2008
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) is seeking public comment on the regions new Dryland Landscape Strategy (DLS).

New life for Delatite River

Wednesday 29 October 2008
Dead stands of willows and sycamores and fallen exotic timber are being cleared from the Delatite River, upstream of Merrijig and through to Mirimbah.
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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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