Current Projects

2015 - 2016 River & Wetland Health Implementation Program

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority has a number of projects aimed at improving the health of our region’s waterways and wetlands.

The State Government funded Securing Priority Waterways (On Ground Works Program) will continue to build resilience into streams affected by past catastrophic events and will enhance rivers of high community value in the final year of this four year program.

Please see the table below for project descriptions, timelines and contact details.

 Project title

Description

Timeline

Contact

King Parrot Creek

The project aims to improve the health of the King Parrot Creek and protect and expand Macquarie Perch habitat.

Working with the community, landholders with frontage to the King Parrot Creek are offered support for stream-side fencing, weed control, revegetation and off-stream watering to enhance riparian condition.

2012-13 to 2015-16

Christine Glassford

5797 4412

Kirsten Roszak

5797 4409

Hughes Creek

The project aims to improve the health of the Hughes Creek and protect and expand Macquarie Perch habitat.

Habitat improvement works are being investigated and implemented with the aim of extending the range and size of the Macquarie perch population. Involvement of community members and landholders with frontage to the Hughes Creek is encouraged, with funding support for stream-side fencing, weed control, revegetation and off-stream watering.

2012-13 to 2015-16

Christine Glassford

5797 4412

Yea River

The project aims to improve the health of the Yea River and protect and expand Macquarie Perch habitat.

Opportunities exist for community members to be involved, as well as landholders with frontage to the Yea River, in stream-side fencing, weed control, revegetation and off-stream watering.

2012-13 to 2015-16

Kirsten Roszak

5797 4410

Acheron River

The aim of this project is rehabilitate and improve the health of the Acheron River following recent years of fires and floods.

Incentive assistance for stream-side fencing, revegetation and off-stream watering is available to landholders with frontage along the Acheron River.

2012-13 to 2015-16

Sue Kosch

5797 4409

Goulburn River

The project aims to improve the health of the Goulburn River.

Stream-side fencing, revegetation and off-stream watering incentives are available to landholders with Goulburn River frontage between Eildon and Murchison.

2012-13 to 2015-16

Corey Wilson

Shepparton

5822 7718

Geoff Brennan

Benalla

5764 7502

 

 

 

Broken Catchment

This project aims to improve the health of waterways in the Broken Catchment with a key target of improving habitat for native fish including Murray Cod and Golden Perch.

Incentives are available for landholders with frontage along waterways in this Catchment for stream-side fencing, revegetation, weed control and off-stream watering.

2012-13 to 2015-16

Corey Wilson

Shepparton

5822 7718

Geoff Brennan

Benalla

5764 7502 

Delatite Jamieson Howqua and Big Rivers

This project aims to improve the health of these waterways to protect and enhance their environmental and recreational values.

Incentives for stream side fencing, revegetation, weed control and off-stream water are available to landholders with frontage along these waterways.

2012-13 to 2015-16

Geoff Brennan

Benalla

5764 7502

Wetlands

This program aims to protect and enhance wetlands of significance within the Goulburn Broken Catchment.

Incentives for fencing, revegetation and weed control is available to landholders with significant wetlands on their property.

 

Shepparton

58227700

Yea

5797 4400

Benalla

5761 1611

 

Riparian Works Program 2015-2016

The Goulburn Broken CMA will work closely with the community to deliver direct on ground riparian improvement works targeting streams flowing from the Strathbogie Ranges, and support the community to protect and enhance other priority streams and wetlands in the Goulburn Broken Catchment, as part of the State Government funded 2015-2016 Riparian Works Program.

This program aims to improve the health of the Sevens, Castle, Hughes, Merton, Brankeet, Creighton’s, Pranjip, Honeysuckle, Lima East and Five Mile Creeks, and other priority streams and wetlands in the Goulburn Broken Catchment.  Incentives are available for stream-side fencing, weed control, revegetation and off-stream watering.

Please see the table below for contact details.

 Project area

Contact

Sevens and Castle Creeks

Sue Kosch (Yea) 5797 4409

Hughes Creek

Christine Glassford (Yea) 5797 4412

Merton and Brankeet Creeks

Christine Glassford (Yea) 5797 4412

Creighton’s and Pranjip Creeks

Sue Kosch (Yea) 5797 4409

Honeysuckle Creek

Corey Wilson (Shepparton) 5822 7718

Lima East and Five Mile Creeks

Geoff Brennan (Benalla) 5764 7502 

Other Streams

Jim Castles (Shepparton) 5822 7714

 

For information about how the above projects are delivered, Click here.

Cabomba - Weed of National Significance

Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) is a Weed of National Significance (WONS) and regarded as one of the most invasive aquatic weeds in Australia because of its ability to spread, and it's economic and environmental impact on rivers and water storages