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 FloodplainStrategy@ghcma.vic.gov.au .
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.
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.
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
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.
Saving money can save the planet yielding top crop
Nitrogen fertilisers can be the single largest input cost for grain growers seeking maximum yield
Demand for Waterway Management Twinning Program
There has been a fantastic response from a call for applications for the 2017 Waterway Management Twinning Program
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.
Merri River Restoration Underway
The Merri River Restoration Project is making good progress in its second year.
Fiery Creek - Connecting the Catchment
The Fiery Creek has always had a role in connecting the catchment and communities.
Picking up the pieces from the September floods
CMA drought crews are helping local farmers deal with the legacyof the September floods.
Celebrating the local CFA
Local Country Fire Authorities were celebrated at a community meeting in Wickliffe last week
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.
Removing pines for Red-tailed Black Cockatoos
Saving the endangered Red-tailed Black Cockatoos is the aim of a recent push by Glenelg Hopkins.
Wannon WAP - Stage Two
Wannon WAP2 Summary Report provides insight to the current status of our waterways
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.
International recognition for Glenelg Ramsar
The outstanding natural wetland values of far south west Victoria are a step closer to international recognition.