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Murray Cod and Golden Perch to Benefit from Flow and Habitat Funding

Tuesday 1 March, 2005
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA), together with the community and partnership agencies, are the major beneficiaries  of a recent $940,000 State Government funding initiative.     Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Elaine Carbines today announced the funding to implement large scale river restoration as part of the Government’s long term commitment to improve the health of Victorian rivers and streams.      The announcement was made by Ms Carbines as she inspected riparian (river bank and floodplain) projects along the length of the Broken River – the focus of river health works complementing the Government’s water recovery works program.     “Rivers are the lifeblood of Victoria ,” Ms Carbines said. “They provide vital water for our homes, towns, farms and businesses.  Improving the health of our rivers in order to secure water for Victoria ’s future is one of the key objectives of the Government’s Our Water Our Future action plan.”       “This region has developed an integrated program of activities aimed at improving the health of the Broken and lower Goulburn Rivers. This is being achieved through increased and more natural flows, improved native fish habitat and migration in the Broken River and restoring Winton wetlands as a natural asset for the local community.”     GBCMA Chairman Stephen Mills was  pleased  to receive the funding on behalf of the community. “This investment is particularly significant,” Mr Mills said.  “It will support a comprehensive range of river health works in the Broken Valley including works on channel form, water quality, riparian (river bank and floodplain) vegetation and in-stream habitat and improved environmental flow.”      “In partnership with the local community, we are in the position to implement some of Australia ’s first fully-integrated river health activities by complementing Victoria ’s water recovery work in the region.”   End   For further information contact:   Wayne Tennant Manager - Riverine Strategies, Adaptive Research River Health and Water Quality Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA), together with the community and partnership agencies, are the major beneficiaries  of a recent $940,000 State Government funding initiative.
 
 
Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Elaine Carbines today announced the funding to implement large scale river restoration as part of the Government’s long term commitment to improve the health of Victorian rivers and streams. 
 
 
The announcement was made by Ms Carbines as she inspected riparian (river bank and floodplain) projects along the length of the Broken River – the focus of river health works complementing the Government’s water recovery works program.
 
 
“Rivers are the lifeblood of Victoria ,” Ms Carbines said. “They provide vital water for our homes, towns, farms and businesses.  Improving the health of our rivers in order to secure water for Victoria ’s future is one of the key objectives of the Government’s Our Water Our Future action plan.” 
  
 
“This region has developed an integrated program of activities aimed at improving the health of the Broken and lower Goulburn Rivers. This is being achieved through increased and more natural flows, improved native fish habitat and migration in the Broken River and restoring Winton wetlands as a natural asset for the local community.”
 
 
GBCMA Chairman Stephen Mills was  pleased  to receive the funding on behalf of the community. “This investment is particularly significant,” Mr Mills said.  “It will support a comprehensive range of river health works in the Broken Valley including works on channel form, water quality, riparian (river bank and floodplain) vegetation and in-stream habitat and improved environmental flow.” 
 
 
“In partnership with the local community, we are in the position to implement some of Australia ’s first fully-integrated river health activities by complementing Victoria ’s water recovery work in the region.”
 
End
 
For further information contact:
 
Wayne Tennant
Manager - Riverine Strategies, Adaptive Research River Health and Water Quality
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority