Sustainable Irrigation

The Sustainable Irrigation Program oversees the delivery of on-ground works relating to sustainable irrigation in the Goulburn Broken Catchment. These on-ground works align with overarching strategies for the health of the Goulburn Broken Catchment and the Murray Darling Basin.

The Shepparton Irrigation Region (Agricultural Floodplains) Land And Water Management Plan 2016-2020 directs the strategic priorities for investment across the irrigated landscape of the Goulburn Broken Catchment.

Environmental services

                • Protection of environmental features:

                                – Wetland protection from salinisation

                                – Remnant vegetation protection and enhancement

Farm services

                • Property management planning:

                                 – Alignment with irrigation modernisation - channel bank removal guidelines 

                                 - Whole Farm Planning

                                 – Farm Water Program

                                – Plan2Farm

                                 – Improved farm irrigation practices - Agriculture Victoria

Improved Surface Water Management

                • Provision of surface drainage:

                                – Primary

                                – Community

                • Surface Water Management Program

Groundwater and Salt Management Services

                • Groundwater and salinity control:

                               - Provision of groundwater pumping to protect assets

                               - Reporting under the Basin Salinity Management Plan

                               - Research and development

                              -  Shallow Groundwater in the Shepparton Irrigation Region website

                        - Watertable maps