GHCMA Major Projects 2015-18

GHCMA Major Projects 2015-18

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has released the 2015-18 Major Projects brochure...

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Empowering Women on Farms

Empowering Women on Farms

We would like to hear from farming women - How can we work together towards a more positive and sustainable future?...

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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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Glenelg Hopkins No.1 in Vic

Glenelg Hopkins No.1 in Vic

According to the ABS, the Glenelg Hopkins region had the highest agricultural production value in Victoria during 2013-14....

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International Volunteer Day celebrated

International Volunteer Day celebrated

On International Volunteer Day, Saturday 5 December, Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority celebrated the valuable contribution volunteers make to create a better future for our regional community and natural environment....

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Judas Carp wins Innovation Award

Judas Carp wins Innovation Award

Glenelg Hopkins CMA was awarded the River Basin Management Society's Award for Innovation in Waterway Management at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium on Friday 9 October....

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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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  • 0428982277 TextaCarp

    0428982277 TextaCarp

    Anglers who enjoy fishing in the Glenelg River, can help the CMA in its battle against carp just by picking up the phone

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  • Farewell Shorebirds

    Farewell Shorebirds

    Farewell Shorebirds will allow bird lovers of all shapes and sizes to learn more about shorebirds, follow their progress

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  • Drought support

    Drought support

    Have your say in an on-line forum on how the Victorian Government should allocate the $10 million set aside in its $27 m

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  • Riverprize Twinning

    Riverprize Twinning Project

    The Waterway Management Twinning Program pairs river management professionals from across south-eastern Australia with t

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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.