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Musselling up the Glenelg

We are musselling up the Glenelg River! A new $490,000 two-year project funded through the Australian Government’s Saving Native Species program will see the Glenelg Freshwater Mussel’s environment...

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Bromfield weir removal success

Warrnambool’s Bromfield Street weir, a longstanding barrier to fish migration in the Merri River, has been successfully removed. The removal of the weir, which was a collaborative effort between...

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Victoria’s CMAs win national Banksia Award

The combined work of Victoria's 10 Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) has been recognised at the 35th National Banksia Foundation Sustainability Awards recently. Vic Catchments, the peak body...

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Rare fish find ahead of Bromfield Weir removal

One of Australia’s rarest fish, the Australian Grayling, has been found in Warrnambool’s Merri River ahead of the removal of one of the most significant fish migration barriers in the waterway, the...

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Beach Road closure in place

Public access to Beach Road at Nelson will be restricted for a period of nine weeks as works to improve the road access of the area are undertaken. Beach Road is notorious for it’s inundation by...

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Fish booking into Hopkins hotels in high numbers

Glenelg Hopkins CMA fish surveys in the Hopkins River this year have shown a 1000 per cent increase in the numbers of some fish species after habitat was installed in the waterway in the last year. The...

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The sanderling are back!

The Sanderling have trekked the globe and they are back on our southern beaches for the summer! Last week was an extraordinary week for researchers and volunteers when they braved the beach winds and...

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2022-23 Annual Report released

On behalf of the Board of Directors, management and staff,  we are pleased to present the 25th Annual Report of the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority. The annual report was tabled...

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New CMA Board members announced

The Victorian Government appoints non-executive directors to the boards of water corporations and catchment management authorities. The composition of boards from 1 October 2023 was announced by the...

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Monitoring moths to make fat bats

Portland is home to one of Australia’s critically endangered mammals, the Southern Bent-wing Bat. These microbats reside in caves beneath Point Danger Coastal Reserve and Bats Ridge Wildlife Reserve...

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