Waterway

Upper Goulburn river frontage under spotlight

Friday 8 April, 2005
Goulburn Broken CMA has commissioned a study into the condition of public land along the Howqua and Jamieson Rivers within upper Goulburn catchment.   The study will include vegetation quality assessments; a study of the condition of the rivers; and the assessment of threats such as weeds and litter.   It will also assess the effectiveness of current management practices including Crown Water Frontage licensing arrangements.   Goulburn Broken CMA Manager River Health, Wayne Tennant, said the study would lead to a report that may recommend changes to current management practices and licensing arrangements to achieve sustainable use and the protection of conservation, recreation and cultural values.   Mr Tennant said any recommendations to protect and improve the river and riverbank would be in line with objectives of the Draft Goulburn Broken Native Vegetation Management Strategy and Goulburn Broken Regional River Health Strategy.       Studies have shown Crown Land Frontage is frequently under pressure and in need of greater protection for environmental, economic and social reasons.  The strips of vegetation along the Howqua and Jamieson Rivers provide valuable habitat for many native species. They are also heavily used for recreational purposes including fishing.   A number of agencies are responsible for the management of Crown Water Frontages including Parks Victoria, Forests and Crown Land Management. Often sections of frontage are licensed to landowners or are managed by a committee of management.   Goulburn Broken CMA will work closely with these groups to bring about any changes.   The final report is expected in early June. For more information telephone Tom O’Dwyer at the GB CMA on 57972001.   Release ends - For more information telephone Wayne Tennant on 58 222288.
Goulburn Broken CMA has commissioned a study into the condition of public land along the Howqua and Jamieson Rivers within upper Goulburn catchment.
 
The study will include vegetation quality assessments; a study of the condition of the rivers; and the assessment of threats such as weeds and litter.
 
It will also assess the effectiveness of current management practices including Crown Water Frontage licensing arrangements.
 
Goulburn Broken CMA Manager River Health, Wayne Tennant, said the study would lead to a report that may recommend changes to current management practices and licensing arrangements to achieve sustainable use and the protection of conservation, recreation and cultural values.
 

Mr Tennant said any recommendations to protect and improve the river and riverbank would be in line with objectives of the Draft Goulburn Broken Native Vegetation Management Strategy and Goulburn Broken Regional River Health Strategy.

Studies have shown Crown Land Frontage is frequently under pressure and in need of greater protection for environmental, economic and social reasons.  The strips of vegetation along the Howqua and Jamieson Rivers provide valuable habitat for many native species. They are also heavily used for recreational purposes including fishing.
 
A number of agencies are responsible for the management of Crown Water Frontages including Parks Victoria, Forests and Crown Land Management. Often sections of frontage are licensed to landowners or are managed by a committee of management.
 
Goulburn Broken CMA will work closely with these groups to bring about any changes.
 
The final report is expected in early June. For more information telephone Tom O’Dwyer at the GB CMA on 57972001.
 

Release ends - For more information telephone Wayne Tennant on 58 222288.