Corangamite CMA acknowledges the passing of Aboriginal Elder Uncle David Tournier. He was a Narrindjerri, Yorta Yorta man spending a significant part of his life within the Geelong region, Wadawurrung Country, working at the Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative.
Uncle David was a highly-respected member, leader and Elder of the regions community. Corangamite CMA worked with Uncle David on many occasions for many years and he will be missed. We extend our sympathies to Uncle Dave’s family, friends and the Aboriginal community.
COASTAL SMALL GRANTS NOW OPEN
Corangamite CMA is calling for expressions of interest for its Coastal Small Grants.
The objective of the program is to support community involvement in protecting and/or enhancing coastal biodiversity assets with a focus on combining community engagement activities with on ground coastal outcomes.
For further information visit our Coastal Small Grants page
GELLIBRAND AND CURDIES RIVER ESTUARY MANAGEMENT PLANS- CALLING FOR PUBLIC FEEDBACK
The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, with assistance from RM Consulting Group (RMCG),has prepared a draft Estuary Management Plan (EMP) for the Gellibrand and Curdies River estuaries. The Corangamite CMA is now seeking public feedback on the drafts.
Visit our Estuaries page to download the draft EMPs and for more information about how you can provide feedback.
PLANNING HAS BEGUN FOR A NEW CORANGAMITE REGIONAL FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
The Corangamite CMA is working with the Victorian SES and the nine local governments in the Corangamite region to develop a Corangamite Regional Floodplain Management Strategy (RFMS). Local knowledge is critical to understanding flood behaviour and options for flood mitigation. Community information will be integral to the development of the RFMS and setting regional and local priorities for flood management.
Thankyou to all the people who completed our online survey- visit our floodplain page to read a summary of what was said.
For more information on the development of the regional strategy check out the fact sheet
FACES OF LANDCARE - CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF LANDCARE IN CORANGAMITE
It is with great pride that we launch the Faces of Landcare publication marking 30 years of Landcare in Corangamite.
Celebrating this significant milestone, achieving 30 years of Landcare, provides an
opportunity for us to reflect on the impressive achievements of all those involved.
As the stories captured in this book indicate Landcare means many different things to many different people, from those just establishing their group to thosewho have played a major role in Landcare’s foundation in locations all across the Corangamite catchment.
But underlying the contrasting motivations for those involved in Landcare is a
commitment to sustainable land management for future generations. And the
opportunity to get together to learn and share knowledge with like-minded people.
Thank you all Landcare volunteers for their contribution to this publication.
WE NEED YOUR FLOOD INFORMATION!
Thompsons Creek 14th Septemeber 2016
With so much water around our catchment, we are out and about taking photos but we can’t get everywhere so we are asking the community for help. Please send through any photos and videos by email to email@example.com and include the location, time and date if possible. This information will help us with future flood planning – Thank you!
GELLIBRAND SUMMER FLOWS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Low summer flows in the Gellibrand River have been identified as a risk to the ecological values of the river such as fish populations. The Western Region Sustainable Water Strategy (Victorian Government, 2011) identified improving the environmental flows to the Gellibrand River as a priority action.
The largest extractions from the Gellibrand are for urban use. Wannon Water are working with DELWP, the Corangamite CMA and Southern Rural Water on a project that aims to improve the ecological health of the Gellibrand River by increasing flows in the river over summer.
For more information check out the fact sheet below or visit the Wannon Water website.
AIRE RIVER ESTUARY MANAGEMENT PLAN
The Aire River Estuary Management Plan is an eight-year action plan aimed to improve the environmental condition of the Aire River estuary. Protection and improvement of the estuary environment will ensure it is able to support the values identified by stakeholders and the community during the plan’s development.
We have released a summary of the Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy - a blueprint for the region's natural resource management during the next six years.
To see the full document, go to the Corangamite CMA website Strategies Page.