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Five NE Vic projects among Smart Farms Small Grants recipients

Five North East Victoria projects are among 84 projects that will receive funding totalling $6.848 million under Round 4 of the Australian Government's Smart Farms Small Grants Program. 

RCS Insights Paper released

Land clearing, fragmentation of vegetation, weeds, pest animals, conflicting land use and climate change are some of the issues highlighted for discussion as part of the process to update the North East Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS).

North East CMA will now lead engagement on the Insights Paper, aiming to receive further insights from the community that will inform a draft North East RCS.

Replacement of damaged drainage structure at Norong

The North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is undertaking the replacement of a badly-damaged drop structure on the Escort Bridge Road drain at Norong near Rutherglen.

The replacement is part of the Rural Drainage Asset Replacement and Repair project funded under the Victorian Government’s Rural Drainage Strategy.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of December.

Cudgewa fish survey yields signs of bushfire recovery

North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has partnered with Victoria’s Arthur Rylah Institute (ARI) to investigate the impact of the 2019-20 bushfires on Upper Murray waterways and the fish that live in them.

Researchers undertook electro fishing in the Cudgewa Creek last week to allow fish to be counted and tagged to support studies of the impact on fish migration and breeding areas following the Upper Murray fires.

The work is part of the North East CMA’s Bushfire Recovery Program, funded by the Victorian Government’s Capital Stimulus Project: Restoring Waterways initiative.

Ovens River waterway works support native fish at Bright and Tea Garden Creek Weir

North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is undertaking two fish passage projects on the Ovens River aimed at restoring habitat to support endangered native fish species at Bright and Tea Garden Creek Weir at Markwood (pictured).


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