Upper Goulburn Implementation Committee (UGIC) met with representatives from
the Mansfield Shire in a joint sitting last December to share information and
aspirations on environmental issues within the Mansfield area.
a community based committee that oversees implementation of the annual natural
resource management program of the Goulburn Broken CMA in the upper Goulburn
catchment, holds meetings throughout the year in each of the three Shires
within the catchment to strengthen its relationship with Municipal Councils.
Chair Neville Barwick welcomed the Mayor Tom Ingpen, Chief Executive Officer
Gary Gaffney, and Councillors Marg Attley and Harry Cripps.
Ingpen and Gary Gaffney spoke of water and environmental management being key
issues across the State and the commitment of Council to implement
of weed management on public land and the lack of Stream Flow Management Plans
for major tributaries to the Goulburn
River were raised as
important matters in the Mansfield Shire as well as continued rehabilitation of
the Ford Creek.
CMA’s program of willow removal and revegetation along Ford Creek will continue
with the cooperation of adjacent landholders and has already resulted in clearing
of woody weeds and major revegetation projects upstream of Greenvale Lane.
Barwick said that joint meetings offer a unique opportunity to discuss local
issues informally with a view to addressing major matters through formal
are grateful for the opportunity to meet the new Councillors,” Mr Barwick said.
look forward to identifying opportunities where the UGIC and the Shire can
cooperate on environmental matters in the Mansfield
on waterways works in the Mansfield
district should be directed to Works Supervisor, Gary
Fox on 5797 2001.
Community Liaison Officer
Broken Catchment Management Authority
2001 Ph2: 5761 1540
0427 866 328 (anytime)