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We have 19 integrated catchment management projects underway with catchment management authorities (CMAs).

The projects focus on what’s important to the local community. Partnering with:

  • schools
  • art galleries
  • farmers
  • Landcare groups
  • universities
  • Aboriginal communities
  • recreational groups.

Our projects

Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat Biolink

  • Port Phillip and Westernport CMA

Refugee and migrant students from the Centre for Multicultural Youth’s Ucan2 program helped with planting at Main Ridge.

This helped students connect to nature in their new country and restore the wildlife corridor.

"The best part was we got to care for the environment and enjoy nature. It was a therapeutic and healing experience."

Sarah Williams Multicultural youth worker
Group photo of adults and schoolchildren at a tree planting event.

Keeping productive landscapes resilient in the Lower Ovens

  • North East CMA

A community interpretive centre will help people understand the ecology, water cycle and geomorphology of the area. The project’s partners include:

  • primary and secondary schools
  • the Wangaratta Sustainability Group
  • Native Fish Victoria.

Linking Lower Goulburn

  • Goulburn Broken CMA

A community art exhibition at Nathalia’s G.R.A.I.N. Store (Growing Regional Art in Nathalia) helped raise awareness of the endangered bush Stone-curlew.

"The project engaged artists and musicians in Nathalia and the surrounding area to run workshops in the lead-up to the opening of the exhibition."

Phillipa Schapper Project curator

Implementing the Regional Catchment Strategy in the Tambo Valley

  • East Gippsland CMA

"People around the district are saying what a great thing it is to see the blackberries treated.

It has even seen a new sub-group started at Tambo Crossing just down the river as they are keen to be involved too.

The group have a great sense of achievement and know that they are contributing to the bigger picture and have loved the support the CMA have provided.People have been motivated to undertake additional works and it’s all because of this project."

Ken Skews Farmer, Tambo Valley
Picture of 3 landholders and staff from DEECA inspecting a property.

Page last updated: 08/09/23