Landcare Links August 2022

August 1st 2022

Thank you to all those who responded to the survey. As a result, I will be bringing you news and events fortnightly and will be incorporating more links for case studies, bringing you news of landcare within the region as well as showcasing projects, events and news as you are used to.

August 1-7 is Landcare Week - a celebration acknowledging all Australians who are actively restoring, enhancing and protecting the natural environment in their community. The first true landcarers are the First Nations people who managed and worked this land for thousands of years.

Landcare is unique; it has a large number of active groups, partnerships between business, researchers, natural resource management agencies, government and community. They focus on local community issues with the support of local people who all work together to protect the environment and enhance it.

Within the Goulburn Broken region, Landcare has been operating for about 30 years in a more coordinated approach to supporting Landcare works and activities. There are nine established community led natural resource management networks supporting approximately 96 active community natural resource management groups, comprising of 3,207 members plus 3,238 volunteers (2020-21 Landcare survey).  If you would like to join a group or get involved in Landcare, please contact me on 0438 310 840 or

Warm Regards,

Kerstie Lee
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority


The Goulburn Broken CMA pays our respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledges and recognises the primacy of Traditional Owners’ obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

Funding Partners



FMD webinars - preparing and responding to an outbreak

On Monday 1st August and Thurs 4th August from 7.00-8.00pm online, Agriculture Victoria are hosting two wenbinars to understand good biosecurity for minimising impact of Foot-and-mouth disease. All Victorian livestock producers and service providers are welcome to join.


Your farm biosecurity plan - planning for emerging disease, pests and weeds

On Saturday August 6th from 9.30am-2.30pm at the Euroa Football club, Gecko Clan are hosting this event for all livestock owners or managers to update their farm biosecurity plan. For more information or registration please click below.


Precision Soil Testing Field Day - Better use of your soil testing and fertiliser budget

On Friday August 12th, from 10am-3pm at the Upton Hill CFA shed, Burnt Creek Landcare Group are hosting Agriculture Victoria and Meridan Agriculture to highlight how precision agriculture and other soil testing approaches can offer productivity and cost savings in fertility and liming. For more information and registration:


Carbon Power tickets on sale

On August 16-18, in Pine Grove and Moama, VicNoTill are hosting thier annual conference. Included will be a Rainfall simulator and farm tour at Grant Sims, Pine Grove; Dinner and paddock round up at Moama and 2 day conference at Moama. For further information contact Amy or 0400 782 744.

Landcare Australia Conference

The 2022 Australian National Landcare Conference program and early bird tickers are now on sale until July 10, 2022.

The conference is from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25th August at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Details here.

GBCMA Social Media

Want to keep updated with what is happenig across the region? Goulburn Broken CMA has a facebook, twitter and instagram pages. 

Follow us FACEBOOK: Goulburn Broken CMA or @GBCMA; INSTAGRAM: #goulburnbrokencma TWITTER: @GBCMA

News and Opportunities

Gecko CLaN Biosecurity 

Gecko CLaN has worked consistently in setting up local landholders with biosecurity plans which assess the risks relevant to your property. Online industry toolkits are a great free resource for you to develop a biosecurity plan specific to your property. You can access free online toolkits. For more information on biosecurity:


Alpine Valleys Leadership Program 

The 2023 Alpine Valleys Leadership Program is open for application. Are a person who cares for your community and want to make a different; want to be connected with people that lead our North East Victorian communities; Seek out new and collaborative ways to support and develop our region; or want to develop your leadership capacity? Then click below to read more about this valuable program and how to apply.


For further information or to order a hard copy of the newsletter please contact:

Goulburn Broken CMA
168 Welsford Street (PO Box 1752) | Shepparton, Victoria 3630 | Phone: 03 5822 7700
Email: | Website:

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.

168 Welsford Street, PO Box 1752, Shepparton VIC 3630
T (03) 5822 7700
F (03) 5831 6254

89 Sydney Road, PO Box 124, Benalla VIC 3672
T (03) 5822 7700

Shop 5/10 High Street, Yea VIC 3717
T (03) 5822 7700

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