Flood Recovery

The CMA and flood recovery

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA provides support during and after flood events in our catchment areas. This is through waterways planning and incident control information, and post flood recovery activities including immediate works required on-farm and within communities, and more long-term projects supporting the landscape in recovering from flood events. These activities are funded through emergency and longer term funding from the State and Australian governments.

2022 – 2023 flood event

What is the CMA doing?

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA has received funding through the Victorian Government to support three core recovery activities:

  • repairs and restoration of CMA waterway assets, including the bed and banks of impacted waterways and catchments;
  • repairs to environmental watering infrastructure; and
  • repairs and restoration of recreational assets that are highly valued by local communities and local tourism.

Funding will also cover immediate stream and waterway remediation and urgent repair and protection works are required to protect water quality and waterway health, including addressing significant erosion risks, debris and damage to related waterway health infrastructure.

These works include, but are not limited to:

  • cleanup activities
  • repairing and establishing erosion control structures (e.g. pile fields, drop structures, rock chutes)
  • rock beaching and bank battering
  • fishway repairs or realignment
  • replacing habitat structures, including large wood
  • repairing and/or replacing damaged riparian fencing and related infrastructure, including alternate water supplies
  • vegetation management and weed control actions
  • repair/replacement of environmental watering infrastructure sites, including regulators, pumps and monitoring stations
  • repair/replacement of damaged recreational water assets and structures (e.g. fishing platforms, boat ramps, access paths and tracks).

Do you have flooding damage?

Do you live in the Glenelg Hopkins CMA catchment region, and need assistance in recovering from the flood, or have infrastructure damage that needs to be assessed?

Landholders need to log their damage with the CMA and we will arrange an on-site inspection.

To log your flood damage, call the CMA on 03 5571 2526

Please note: There is currently a large volume of inspections, and so it may take up to 2 weeks for the CMA to respond / conduct an inspection after logging the damage. If there is a need for immediate assistance, please let the staff know when you call.

2016 flood event

What happened in 2016?

What did the CMA do?

Initial site inspections occurred at over 300 sites across the Glenelg Hopkins region in response to requests from affected land managers and the results of aerial surveys in the upper Glenelg and upper Hopkins catchments.

The CMA completed flood remediation works across 47 sites in the Glenelg Hopkins region through the Commonwealth and Victoria Governments Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Works have included rock chutes, trickle pipe units, rock beaching, concrete structure repairs, pile field, woody revetment, coir log erosion control network, levees, crossing repairs and grassed chutes.

Additional funding was provided through the State Government’s Treasury Advance through DELWP.  This enabled fencing and revegetation works to protect the erosion control structures constructed through the NDRRA, as well as an additional nine erosion control works, to be completed.

In addition to undertaking flood recovery activities, the project has been a pilot for new OH&S systems for use during field and construction works and run the first Cultural Heritage Awareness training for construction contractors for the Glenelg Hopkins CMA.

2016 flood images

Project Partners

Private land managers, Local Government, DELWP, VicRoads, forestry companies and traditional owner groups.

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA’s NDRRA AGRN728 Flood Recovery Project is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victoria Government under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.