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Tuesday, 16 April 2024

Have your say on the King River Rehabilitation Plan

Community input is being sought on a Rehabilitation Plan that will guide future investment to maintain the King River as a key environmental, economic and social asset for north east Victoria.

The Plan is being developed to address damage from recent flooding and to understand the future impacts of climate change such as more frequent and severe weather events.

Phill Falcke, the Project Officer responsible for leading the development with the North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) said: “We are seeing significant damage caused more often by flooding from extreme weather events.

“This Plan will identify the most vulnerable areas, examine our methods of management and stewardship, and help us prepare and prioritise future actions that will guide government investment into the King River as it becomes available.”

Mr Falcke said: “We’re conscious more work is needed following the flood damage over the past couple of years. This Plan will make it far easier for us to demonstrate to government where work will deliver the best value.

“Central to developing the plan is understanding what concerns, priorities, and aspirations the neighbouring landholders and community have for the King River.”

All are welcome to attend one of three drop-in sessions that are planned for:

  • Monday 29 April
    • Oxley Shire Hall, 1157 Snow Rd; 10am – 1pm
    • Moyhu Soldiers Memorial Hall, 24-26 Bartley St; 2pm – 5pm
  • Tuesday 30 April
    • Cheshunt Public Hall, 454 King Valley Rd; 10am – 1pm

Mr Falcke said the North East CMA was looking forward to speaking with the community about the future of the King River at these drop-in sessions. For those who can’t make it, details of the project and an online feedback form will soon be available on our website at King River Rehabilitation Plan (necma.vic.gov.au).

The project is being led by the North East CMA with support from Water Technology, and is a Victorian State Government initiative.

Pic attached: The King River stands to benefit from a Rehabilitation Plan being prepared by the North East CMA to guide future investment. Image credit: Natalie Ord

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