Links range from interviews and lists of Plan participants to the supporting science and nostalgic photos.

Topics reflect the evolving focus, broadening from salinity to include water quality, biodiversity, waterway management, environmental water, water availability and community resilience. 

From 1990 to 2020, governments and the community have invested @42 billion and $650 million respectively through the Plan to sustain the Region's environment and agriculture.

30 years done! Creating a resilient Shepparton Irrigation Region 1990 to 2020 summarises achievements, lessons and changes over the years.

Governments and the community have invested $2 billion and $650 million respectively through the Shepparton Irrigation Region Land and Water Management Plan to sustain the environment and agriculture.

30 years done!

Achievements and Reflections

In 2020, thirty years of achievement in implementing the Shepparton Irrigation Region Land and Water Management Plan were compiled. The 34-page summary 30 years done! Creating a resilient Shepparton Irrigation Region 1990 to 2020 is supported by several explanatory documents, included a referenced summary.

Reflections of Plan personalities were captured in a 10-minute video and several 2021 Country News articles.

Achievements reports from over the years are also included.

Participant Record and Photos

Hundreds of community members and agency staff have each contributed many years to the resilience of the Shepparton Irrigation Region.

This section records their participation in the Shepparton Irrigation Region Land Water Management Plan as well as memorable photos.

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Awards and Recognition

Photograph of participants in the Shepparton Irrigation Region Land Water management Plan

Shepparton Irrigation Region partner agencies, community groups and members are often recognised locally and internationally.

Links include a long list of awards and recognition since 1990, as well as many case studies.

Six Evolved Plans

Cover of the 2016-2020 Shepparton Irrigation Region Land and Water Management Plan

The Victorian Government’s 1988 salinity strategy set the foundation for community-led joint action with government. This enabled great changes to be navigated and for the Shepparton Irrigation Land and Water Management Plan to be formally adapted five times since 1989.

Many Regular Reviews

Front Cover of the Shepparton Irrigation Region Catchment Implementation strategy Environment Program 2006/7

The Shepparton Irrigation Region Land and Water Management Plan directs integration of action at various geographic scales across several themes, including surface and sub-surface drainage, water quality, native vegetation, wetlands, irrigation farm plans and environmental flows.

Background and action details are described in separate, but connected, theme-based plans. These plans have been reviewed and regularly updated since 1990.

Technical and Supporting Information

Cover of Balancint the salt budget for the Shepparton irrigation Region

The Shepparton Irrigation Region Land and Water Management Plan and its supporting theme-based plans are based on rigorous science. Key technical and supporting information are included in this section

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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