Work continues to improve angler access at Gilmore’s Bridge

The car park at a popular Goulburn River fishing site by Gilmore’s Bridge near Thornton is due to be closed for up to four days from July 26 while further work to improve angler access is carried out.

The speed limit across the bridge will also be reduced to 60km/h.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) River Health Officer Sue Kosch said local anglers had approached her about the need to improve access to the area immediately next to the car park on the Thornton side of the river.

“The anglers suggested that this very well used fishing site was in need of some attention,” Ms Kosch said.

“Thanks to Victorian Government funding, we are carrying out a program of weed control and revegetation and will replace the old stile with a more user-friendly design.

“Now the irrigation and fishing seasons have closed, a small number of basket willows that are collapsing into the river and preventing access to the river bank will be removed and replaced with native species, such as tea-trees and sedges.”

For more information, phone 5797 4400.

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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