Goulburn Broken CMA have worked with partners, the community and private landholders to improve the Lower Goulburn landscape.

Achievements to date include:
  • Weeds controlled on 107 hectares of land
  • rubbish removal and revegetation on public bush reserves and roadsides
  • a total of 138 hectares of revegetation
  • pest animal control on 78 hectares
  • incentives delivered to interested landholders to connect native vegetation
  • rock beaching at Loch Garry Reserve by Goulburn Murray Water for delivery of water for the environment
  • Trust for Nature conservation covenants made with landowners to protect native vegetation on private land.

A bush-stone curlew exhibit on display at an art exhibitCommunity engagement events have increased our understanding of the threatened species in the region. The iconic and endangered Bush Stone-curlew was the focus of community workshops and an art exhibition at The G.R.A.I.N. Store Nathalia in May 2018. The objective was to raise awareness in the community about the bird, and also encourage people to become involved in protecting its habitat.

Traditional Owners have been a vital part of the Linking Lower Goulburn project. The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation’s Woka Wolla works crew have participated in revegetation, rubbish removal and weed control.

The Linking Lower Goulburn Project connects native vegetation on private and public land between the Lower Goulburn and Barmah National Parks. Known as the Shepparton Irrigation Region, the area is mostly large-scale farming land with little remaining vegetation. The project is improving waterways and water quality through revegetation and weed control.

Top: Bush-Stone curlew art exhibition The G.R.A.I.N. Store Nathalia. Photo credit: DELWP.

Below: Bush-Stone curlew information day organised by The G.R.A.I.N. Store at Nathalia, Goulburn Murray Landcare Network, Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network, Goulburn Broken CMA and Chris Tzaros. Photo credit: DELWP.

Partners

Goulburn Broken CMA, Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation, Goulburn Murray Landcare, Parks Victoria, Broken Boosey Conservation Management Network, Trust for Nature, Greater Shepparton City Council, Moira Shire Council, Goulburn-Murray Water, Campaspe Shire Council, DELWP and GV Community Energy.

People bird-watching at Bush-Stone curlew information day
The project has continued the positive extension work the community really appreciate being able to access. It has brought expert speakers to our region and provided opportunities for communities to come together to learn and celebrate the natural resources we have here locally.
Jo Doolan, Goulburn Broken CMA

Page last updated: 28/06/19