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Workshop provides advice on managing farm water needs

A free workshop will be held in Kilmore on June 24, with a follow up session on July 8, to help farmers understand and manage their ongoing water requirements.

A free workshop will be held in Kilmore on June 24, with a follow up session on July 8, to help farmers understand and manage their ongoing water requirements.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Project Officer Karen Brisbane-Bullock said a number of Effective Water Management workshops had already been held across the catchment and had proved very popular with farmers.

“It’s certainly been a very challenging year with very dry conditions in many areas,” Ms Brisbane-Bullock said.

“These workshops are popular because of the practical and timely advice provided by guest speaker Brad Costin from Agriculture Victoria.”

The workshops involve two sessions that cover:

  • developing a water budget and conducting a water assessment for each property;
  • estimating dam depth, calculating its capacity and how long its supply will last; and
  • understanding each farm’s water strengths and risks.

“The first session focuses on what you can do on farm to measure water availability and your water needs, “ Ms Brisbane-Bullock said. “We then give you two weeks to calculate individual farm requirements before we come back together to talk about the next steps for your farm.”

The sessions will be held at the John Taylor Room, 12 Sydney Rd, Kilmore (at the Kilmore Library) from 10am to 3pm on Friday June 24 and Friday July 8. The sessions are free and include lunch.

To register your interest contact Karen Brisbane-Bullock on 5822 7734 or karenb@gbcma.vic.gov.au by June 20.

Please mention any dietary requirements when you RSVP.

This event is supported by the Goulburn Broken CMA’s Beyond SoiCare program thanks to funding from the Victorian and Australian governments.

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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168 Welsford Street, PO Box 1752, Shepparton VIC 3630
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T (03) 5822 7700

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Shop 5/10 High Street, Yea VIC 3717
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