Flood Recovery

The Goulburn Broken catchment has been significantly impacted by the Spring 2022 flood events. See below for current Goulburn Broken CMA flood recovery information.

See this flyer for further details regarding natural disaster recovery for waterways in Victoria: 

Information For Landholders And Community

Waterways Recovery

The Goulburn Broken CMA started assessing impacts on flood affected waterways in November, and this will continue for the next six months.

There is also limited funding to start higher priority works needed to protect waterways and public assets, such as:

  • Waterways or riparian fence repair
  • Significant debris blockage management
  • Erosion and sediment management
  • Revegetation and weed control

While most flood recovery works are likely to start in 2023, some works of an urgent nature (such as debris management) are being undertaken as access conditions improve.

State Government funding is also being sought for a multi-year flood recovery works program, planned to start in mid-2023.

To discuss the need for works to protect waterways and public assets call the GB CMA on (03) 5822 7700 or email:

Please note:

Catchment Management Authorities do not have a role in assessing or remediating flood impacts to private assets.

Works on Waterways Permit

Individuals who wish to undertake works to address flood-related damage to private property or assets on a waterway need to apply for, and be issued with, a Works on Waterways Permit.

Click here for information: Works on Waterways Permits - GB CMA - Goulburn Broken CMA.

For Works on Waterways permit applications that are directly related to flood damage that occurred during the Spring 2022 floods, the normal application fee is being waived.

Please be aware, the Goulburn Broken CMA continues to respond to a large number of applications at this time and will endeavour to address applications as soon as possible.

If you require further information related to a Works on Waterways Permit, please telephone Goulburn broken CMA on (03) 5822 7700 or email: au

Water Quality and Dissolved Oxygen Levels

Floodwaters continue to cause water quality issues in rivers and creeks across the Goulburn Broken catchment.

Information on water quality and dissolved oxygen levels in some waterways is now available.

A map shows current dissolved oxygen levels, click to select a location. More sites will continue to be added.

There is also information on what is dissolved oxygen and how it's measured, what is blackwater, what is low-oxygen blackwater, how does low-oxygen blackwater affect aquatic animals, and what we can do. Link

Useful Links

The following links to government agencies may also be useful in flood recovery: