Corangamite CMA is committed to healthy catchments and waterways. Established in 1997 to ensure the protection and sustainable development of land, vegetation and water resources within a boundary stretching from Geelong to Ballarat and along the coast to Peterborough.

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WE NEED YOUR FLOOD INFORMATION!

Thompsons Creek 14th Septemeber 2016

With so much water around our catchment, we are out and about taking photos but we can’t get everywhere so we are asking the community for help. Please send through any photos and videos by email to floodinfo@ccma.vic.gov.au and include the location, time and date if possible. This information will help us with future flood planning – Thank you!

LATEST NEWS

VICTORIAN VOLCANIC PLAINS BIODIVERSITY GRANTS

Local landowners and community groups keen to make a difference to their environment are being encouraged to consider taking advantage of the next round of the Australian Government funded Victorian Volcanic Plains (VVP) Biodiversity Grants (previously VVP small grants). The program is looking to support projects that protect remnant vegetation, threatened species (such as the Brolga- pictured above) and natural wetlands, vegetation regeneration, and that engage communities on the VVP.


The expression of interest period will open in August, followed by a site assessment period from September to October. Land managers and community groups can apply for grants of up to $10,000 per year for on-ground projects and up to $5000 for community engagement events.

Check out a short video from one of our past successful applicants here

Anyone interested in the grants must be within the Corangamite CMA region and located on the Victorian Volcanic Plain bioregion. For further information or to register your interest, please contact Tony Byrne on ph:5232 9100 or email: anthony.byrne@ccma.vic.gov.au 

 

For more information including the grant guidelines, visit the community grants page

 


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HELP SHAPE DROUGHT SUPPORT


The Victorian Government is inviting public feedback on how best to support drought affected communities.
As part of the $27 million drought package announced in November, an online-forum is providing an opportunity to comment on what other support can be provided to make a difference for those affected by drought.
Have your say on how best to allocate the $10 million Drought Response Fund to support drought affected farmers, their families and community.


Go to: www.oursay.org/victoriandrought

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WATERWAY PROTECTION PROJECT FUNDING 2015-2016

Corangamite CMA invites expressions of interest from land managers, Landcare networks, community groups and public land managers for waterway improvement projects on the region’s priority waterways. These projects will be funded through the Victorian Government. More details

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DETAILS FOR BARWON RIVER RE-ZONINGS FOR THE 2015-2016 SEASON NOW AVAILABLE HERE

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NRM PLAN FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

The Corangamite CMA has worked in consultation with a range of stakeholders to develop the draft Corangamite Natural Resource Management Plan for Climate Change. The Australian Government funded three-year project is due for completion in June 2016. It provides direction for managing the impacts of climate change on the region’s natural assets.

The draft plan:
• provides regional information on the predicted changes in climate and its likely impact on the region’s natural assets
• provides guidance on developing adaptation and mitigation actions to address the impact of climate change on the region’s natural ecosystems
• identifies priority landscapes for carbon plantings and other carbon sequestration methods, as well as strategies to build landscape integrity
• provides guidance on regional decision-making, community engagement and research needs, to improve community understanding of the impact of climate change on natural assets.

Comments on the plan are due by the 18th of March 2016. The Corangamite CMA will be consolidating comments in preparation for final Board consideration for endorsement for the plan, expected in April 2016.

More information can be found on the attached a Q & A Fact Sheet and Consultation Feedback Guide.

AIRE RIVER ESTUARY MANAGEMENT PLAN

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The Aire River Estuary Management Plan is an eight-year action plan aimed to improve the environmental condition of the Aire River estuary. Protection and improvement of the estuary environment will ensure it is able to support the values identified by stakeholders and the community during the plan’s development.

     
     
   

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RCS SUMMARY 

We have released a summary of the Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy - a blueprint for the region's natural resource management during the next six years.

To see the full document, go to the Corangamite CMA website Strategies Page

 

 

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