Productive Plains

Waterways in this region occur on the open plains and are the outfall from the Strathbogie Ranges and other surrounding hills.

These waterways are largely unregulated, except for the Goulburn River and are mostly in moderate condition.  Major threats to waterways include European carp, degraded riparian vegetation through grazing pressure, poor instream habitat and water harvesting in the upper catchments. Wetlands within the Productive Plains are generally in a moderate to good state.

Priority Waterways include:

Holland Creek, Goulburn River, Hughes Creek, Seven Creeks, Boosey Creek, Broken River, Winton Wetland, Dowdle Swamp, Tahbilk Lagoon, Moodie Swamp, Honeysuckle Creek

Resource Condition Targets

Improve flow regime by 2021

Instream habitat is maintained or improved by 2030

Maintain or improve habitat for significant birds by 2030

Maintain or improve wetland buffer by 2030

Populations of native fish are maintained or improved by 2025

Protect and promote natural channel form and dynamics

Reduce the threat of invasive species by 2030

Riparian and floodplain vegetation condition is maintained or improved by 2025

Support the Winton Wetland Rehabilitation

Wetland condition is maintained or improved by 2025