Environmental Entitlements

Call for Expressions of Interest for Upper Barwon Surface Water Advisory Group Members

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA) is in the process of establishing the Upper Barwon Surface Water Advisory Group. The purpose of this group will be to provide advice on upcoming projects relating to the surface water of the Upper Barwon River to achieve environmental outcomes.

The group will comprise of community members and agency representatives with the intention of providing a balanced voice. Members of this group will be able to pass on information to their own respective organisations/interest groups.

For more information please see the documents below– Terms of Reference & Expression of Interest form.

Please return the completed EOI form by 5pm on 1 September 2017 and return to:
Email - info@ccma.vic.gov.au
Mail - PO Box 159, Colac, Victoria, 3250

For further information, please call 03 5232 9100 or email info@ccma.vic.gov.au

Upper Barwon Surface Water Advisory Group Terms of Reference

Upper Barwon Surface Water Advisory Group Expression of Interest Form

The Corangamite CMA manages three environmental entitlements in the region, these include:

· Moorabool River Environmental Entitlement 2010

· Barwon River Environmental Entitlement 2011

· Upper Barwon River Environmental Entitlement (currently being finalised)

A Moorabool River and Lower Barwon Wetlands Seasonal Watering Proposal (SWP) have been developed for the 2017-18 water year. These SWPs outline the Corangamite CMA’s proposed priorities for the use of environmental water in these significant river and wetland systems in 2017-18 to achieve ecological outcomes. These documents fulfill the Corangamite CMAs statutory function under section 192A of the Water Act 1989. The Upper Barwon River Environmental Entitlement is still being developed in collaboration with government and water authority partners, therefore a SWP has not been developed for 2017-18 .

Annual seasonal watering proposals are used by the VEWH to inform the development of the state’s Seasonal Watering Plan 2017-18 . The plan will outline the full scope of state-wide priorities for use of the Water Holdings. In developing this watering proposal, consideration was given to a range of environmental water management objectives, constraints, opportunities and uncertainties, and their complex interactions. The proposal uses the best available scientific information to provide sound direction for the delivery and management of environmental water. The Corangamite CMA has established a Lower Barwon Community Advisory Committee and a Moorabool Stakeholder Advisory Committee to assist with obtaining stakeholders interest and issues relating to watering activities.

Lower Barwon Seasonal Watering Proposal 2017-18


The Barwon River Environmental Entitlement was established in June 2011 to provide water to the lower Barwon Wetlands specifically for environmental purposes. Planned management of this entitlement for the coming financial year is outlined in the 2017-18 Barwon Seasonal Watering Proposal.

Moorabool River Seasonal Watering Proposal 2017-18

The Moorabool River Environmental Entitlement was established in 2010 to provide water to reaches 3a, 3b and 4 of the Moorabool River system for environmental purposes. Planned management of this entitlement for the coming financial year is outlined in the 2017-18. Moorabool Seasonal Watering Proposal. The Moorabool SWP has been through a public consultation period for the 2017-18 water year.

Lower Barwon Wetlands Final Draft Veg Report

The Corangamite CMA and its project partners, Parks Victoria and the Victorian Environmental Water Holder are seeking community input into the future water management of the Lower Barwon Wetlands including Reedy Lake and Hospital Swamp and are interested to hear community views. Below are the documents relating to proposed watering actions and a feedback form for your comments.

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