The beautiful Strathbogie Ranges in the Goulburn Broken region of Victoria offer breathtaking views and clean water from streams running off the mountains. These streams are an important water source for neighbouring towns and provide critical habitat for a range of native plants, fish and other animals.

The Strathbogie Streams Flagship Waterway project covers two priority waterways within the Strathbogie Ranges – Seven Creeks and Hughes Creek. Both waterways contain populations of the nationally threatened Macquarie Perch and the rare Southern Pygmy Perch. Seven Creeks also contains the endangered Trout Cod.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA) are leading the project, in partnership with Traditional Owners and the local community. The project’s main objectives are to improve instream habitat and streamside vegetation, increase community awareness of Macquarie Perch and efforts to improve waterway health, and to improve opportunities for Traditional Owners to work on country.

Further information can be found at the GBCMA website:

A fish habitat in a stream made from boulders and wood

Caption: Instream habitat works – large wood and boulders are being placed in the streams to provide habitat for fish and other fauna, encourage depth in channels and improve and protect river banks.

Photo courtesy of GBCMA.

Page last updated: 13/02/20