The fertile floodplains of Cann River in East Gippsland have supported dairy and beef farming since they were first cleared for agricultural use in the 1870’s.
In more recent times, the 1998 flood caused extensive damage to the river and erosion put roads, bridges, telephone cables and farms at risk.
Over the past two decades, significant restoration works have been undertaken to improve the river and its floodplain.
Cann River before restoration
Cann River after restoration
Images courtesy East Gippsland CMA
Current investment is focused on taking the Cann River through a ‘recovery and growth’ phase, consolidating the intensive on-ground effort of previous years. Partnerships with landholders and Landcare groups ensure weeds are being kept at bay and fences maintained; helping native plants and animals to thrive and providing scenic places for locals and visitors to enjoy.
The CMA and DELWP are reviewing priorities for this Flagship Waterway Project in response to impacts from the 2019/20 bushfires
Page last updated: 13/02/20