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Regional Floodplain Management Strategy

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (CMA) in partnership with LGA's and VicSES is currently undertaking the development of the Regional Floodplain Management Strategy for the Glenelg Hopkins region.

This Strategy will guide future investment and become the primary planning document in floodplain management across the region.

The Strategy development process will allow agencies and communities to identify and align priorities for floodplain management activities.

Identified priority actions will be recorded in a regional workplan that will inform future investment in floodplain management activities.

The CMA is interested in hearing your perspective on flood risk, warning, response and mitigation in relation to riverine and/or coastal flooding.

The CMA is conducting a series of informal drop in sessions across the region. Dates and locations for upcoming sessions are below;

Ballarat: 5th April, 2017, 4-7pm at Miners Rest Community Hall, 6 Market Street, Miners Rest, Ballarat.

Hamilton: 10th April, 2017, 4-7pm at Martin J Hynes Auditorium, 1 Market Place, Hamilton.

If you are unable to make the Community Drop in Session you can also send through any information you have on flooding to .

Fiery Creek - Connecting the Catchments

The Fiery Creek has always had a role in connecting the catchment and communities. The creek forms the traditional boundary between Tjabwurrung and Wadawurrung language groups and was used as a supermarket for food and medicine and as a highway for travel between Lake Bolac and Mount Buangor. click here

Proposed Ramsar nomination for Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay Wetland Complex

Nomination of the Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay Wetland Complex as a new Ramsar site provides benefits in protecting highly significant wetland values, raising the profile of the wetlands and increasing the level of support for the use of this area. To read more, click here...

Glenelg River Restoration Project

Over fourteen years this project has worked with over 659 individual landholders, community groups and government agencies to help restore and protect the Glenelg River and it's tributaries. To read more, click here...

Waterway Management Masterclass and Twinning Project

Glenelg Hopkins CMA is currently running a Waterway Management Twinning Program. The program pairs river management professionals from across south-eastern Australia with the purpose of collaborating to deliver world class river protection and rehabilitation projects. To read more, click here...

Threatened Species and Communities 2014 - 18

The project area is primarily focused on the Victorian Volcanic Plains and Goldfields Bioregions, both of which are regional, state and national priorities.
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Ararat Flood Investigation

The Ararat Flood Investigation is currently being undertaken by the Glenelg Hopkins CMA after funding contributions were received from Federal, State and Local Government. The flood information generated through the flood investigation will help inform emergency response arrangements during flood events and assess the potential impacts of flooding on existing and future development. To read more, click here...

Harrow Flood Investigation

Glenelg Hopkins CMA, in partnership with West Wimmera Shire Council received funding through the Australian Government's Natural Disaster Resilience Grants Scheme and the Victorian Government's Flood Warning Network - Repair and Improvement initiative to undertake the Harrow Flood Investigation. To read more, click here...


Glenelg Hopkins drought crews wind up

The Glenelg Hopkins region will miss the assistance provided by the two Drought Employment Crews, based in Ararat and Hamilton.

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Bringing science to life

Glenelg Hopkins Community Liaison Officer Felicity Forth visited Balmoral Community College  to show students a little of the science that applies to managing their own river.

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Parliamentary Sec for Water visits Warrnambool

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority had the pleasure of hosting Parliamentary Secretary Anthony Carbines MP in Warrnambool this week

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Water for Victoria

Recognising Aboriginal Water Values In a first for Victoria, an environmental flow release into the Glenelg River has supported both environmental outcomes as well as Aboriginal cultural values.

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Saving money can save the planet yielding top crop

Nitrogen fertilisers can be the single largest input cost for grain growers seeking maximum yield

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Demand for Waterway Management Twinning Program

There has been a fantastic response from a call for applications for the 2017 Waterway Management Twinning Program

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Merv Hughes & Crowdfunding help Merri Reel Estate

In an innovative move, GHCMA, Australian River Restoration Centre (ARRC) and 2 other CMA's launch their first crowdfunding campaign, aptly named ‘Funds for Fish.

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Merri River Restoration Underway

The Merri River Restoration Project is making good progress in its second year.

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Fiery Creek - Connecting the Catchment

The Fiery Creek has always had a role in connecting the catchment and communities.

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Picking up the pieces from the September floods

CMA drought crews are helping local farmers deal with the legacyof the September floods.

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Celebrating the local CFA

Local Country Fire Authorities were celebrated at a community meeting in Wickliffe last week

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Native Grasslands on show at Skipton

Local landholders joined with Glenelg Hopkins CMA to enjoy a native grasslands field day at St Enochs near Skipton.

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Removing pines for Red-tailed Black Cockatoos

Saving the endangered Red-tailed Black Cockatoos is the aim of a recent push by Glenelg Hopkins.

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Wannon WAP - Stage Two

Wannon WAP2 Summary Report provides insight to the current status of our waterways

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Partnerships key to Fiery Creek project success

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has been working on the upper Fiery Creek Restoration Project for the past 3 years in partnership with landholders and Landcare groups, including the Beyond Bolac Catchment Action Group.

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International recognition for Glenelg Ramsar

The outstanding natural wetland values of far south west Victoria are a step closer to international recognition.

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