Water

Corangamite catchmment is home to major river systems, valuable wetlands and lakes.

The rivers are the lifeblood of our region, providing water for drinking, farming, industry, recreation and supporting a diverse array of flora and fauna.

These include:

  • Barwon River
  • Moorabool River
  • Gellibrand River
  • Woady Yaloak River
  • Curdies River
  • Aire River
  • Yarrowee-Leigh River. 

Our lakes and wetlands include Australia's largest permanent salt lake, Lake Corangamite. One of the region's internationally significant Ramsar-listed sites along with the Lake Connewarre complex and Swan Bay on the Bellarine Peninsula. 

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INFORMATION ON NEW BY-LAW NO.4 WATERWAYS PROTECTION 2014

Water Act 1989

NOTICE OF MAKING OF THE BY-LAW NO. 4 WATERWAYS PROTECTION 2014 CORANGAMITE CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

By resolution of 26 June 2014 the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority under section 287ZC of the Water Act 1989 made By-Law No. 4 Waterways Protection 2014.

The purpose of the by-law is to make provision for –

(a) the control, management and authorisation of works and activities in, under, on or over designated waterways and designated works;
(b) the protection and care of designated waterways and designated land or works;
(c) conservation and preservation of flora, fauna and habitat in designated waterways and designated land or works.

The by-law is made using the Waterways Protection Model By-law made by the Minister for Water under section 287ZB of the Water Act 1989 on 20 February 2014.

A copy of the by-law is available at this link  

A copy is also available for inspection during the ordinary business hours of the Authority, free of charge, at the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority offices at 64 Dennis Street, Colac.

A copy of the by-law is able to be purchased, on demand, at the offices of the authority during ordinary business hours.

CORANGAMITE CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
64 DENNIS STREET COLAC

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