Across Victoria, 19 new on-ground projects, funded by Our Catchments, Our Communities, are well underway and making a difference by protecting and improving the environment.

To date these integrated catchment management projects, co-ordinated by Catchment Management Authorities, have achieved:

Landholders at Little Coliban River surrounded by revegetation.


  • 553 hectares of native vegetation planted for water quality, climate change and biodiversity outcomes
  • weeds controlled on 4,485 hectares of land
  • pest animals controlled on 36,427 hectares of land
  • improved management practices on 1,905 hectares of agricultural land to benefit catchment health
  • 74 landowners entered into formal agreements with Catchment Management Authorities for improved property management
  • 252 ecological, cultural and soil assessments conducted.

Landholders Craig and Gill Gauder and revegetation on Little Coliban River. Photo credit: North Central CMA.

Integrated catchment management is the co-ordinated management of land, water and biodiversity resources that includes flexibility to respond to local needs. Our 19 projects are diverse having come from local communities and are only possible due to many groups and landholders working together across public and private land. View a map (JPG, 150.2 KB) of where these 19 projects are primarily located across Victoria and click below for information about individual projects.

Examples of activities within the projects are:
  • working on Country with Traditional Owners
  • restoring significant wetlands
  • helping endangered native birds
  • providing land management incentives to landholders
  • linking native vegetation on public and private land
  • improving river health by removing weeds
  • citizen science monitoring of trees, frogs and bores
  • sustainable dairy management
  • upgrading walking tracks and improving recreational access
  • promoting community involvement and education.

Landcare coordinators standing on dirt roadTony Lithgow (Regional Landcare Coordinator) with Panyyabyr Landcare Group members, Sean and Lisa McIntyre and Craig Oliver. Photo credit: Glenelg Hopkins CMA.

Wetlands of the Greater Grampians
Glenelg Hopkins CMA

“The Panyyabyr Landcare Group greatly thank the Glenelg Hopkins CMA and, in particular, the Our Catchment, Our Communities program and steering committee, for their support, encouragement and belief in the continuation of our long-running fox control program.  This program (the Grampians Ark Fox Control Program) supports all the other Landcare work we have achieved.”

- Lisa McIntyre, Panyyabyr Landcare Group Facilitator

There are very few cases of water corporations investing in catchment works on this scale. The memorandum of understanding between Coliban Water and North Central CMA was one of the key platforms to build the case.
Barry Floyd, Coliban Water

Horsham Angling Club members during a site meeting at Big Water

Enhancing the health, environment and liveability of the Wimmera River
Wimmera CMA

“This is a great fishing spot (Big Water). It will improve the area and encourage people to come out here and fish and picnic as well.”

- Angling club member Neil Delaney

left: Horsham Angling Club members during a site meeting at Big Water. Photo credit: Wimmera CMA.

Page last updated: 28/06/19