Join the Glenelg Hopkins Community Advisory Group

Join the Glenelg Hopkins Community Advisory Group

The CMA is seeking Expressions of Interest to join our Community Advisory Group...

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Woodland Birds

Woodland Birds

Over the last 200 years, more than 3/4 of Australia’s temperate woodlands have been cleared. ...

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Major Projects 2015-18

Major Projects 2015-18

Glenelg Hopkins CMA's Major Projects Brochure 2015-18...

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A new bird app takes flight

A new bird app takes flight

Part-parti Mirring-yi (Birds in Country) is a new app featuring Aboriginal bird knowledge of the languages/dialects of South West Victoria....

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  • Enviro Flow Benefits

    Enviro Flow Benefits

    The Glenelg River flows approximately 350km from Rocklands Reservoir to the river mouth at Nelson.

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  • Report fish deaths

    Report fish deaths

    Call the EPA - 1800444004 Under statewide protocols the EPA is the control agency for all fish kill related incidents.

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  • Shorebirds 2020

    Shorebirds 2020

    The Shorebird 2020 Program is raising awareness of how incredible shorebirds are, and actively engaging the community to

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  • Twinning is Winning

    Twinning is Winning

    Through the support of the Victorian Government, the Twinning Program will be offering Victorians the opportunity to get

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  • Ramsar recognition

    Ramsar recognition

    The outstanding natural wetland values of far south west Victoria are a step closer to international recognition.

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  • Riverspace

    Riverspace

    View the Glenelg River Restoration Project on the Riverspace website!

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Glenelg Hopkins CMA Victoria, Australia

The Glenelg Hopkins Catchment encompasses the Glenelg, Hopkins and Portland Coast Basins lying south of the Great Dividing Range in south western Victoria.

The region 25,000 square kms, includes the cities and townships of Ballarat, Hamilton, Warrnambool, Ararat, Casterton, Mortlake, Port Fairy, Beaufort and Portland.

Major employment sources of agriculture, forestry and fishing provide nearly 25% of total employment. Agriculture is dominant, with forestry and fishing largely confined to the South -west coastal parts of the region.

Approximately 81% of the Glenelg Hopkins region has been developed for agricultural use. Around 2% of the catchment comprises pine forest, 16% is native forest and less than 1% is used for urban and industrial development.

The greatest impact on the region is the degradation caused by pest plant and animals, habitat loss, dryland salinity, decline in water quality of waterways and water erosion. These are many of the issues the Glenelg Hopkins CMA is trying to combat through its many programs. But it can only be done with the support of the community.