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Hattah Lakes Program Wins Premier’s Sustainability Award

Hattah Lakes Program Wins Premier’s Sustainability Award

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) entered the Hattah Lakes program in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards to acknowledge the ongoing and important involvement of partner agencies, organisations and community groups in the protection of this iconic lake system.

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Two new members appointed to Mallee CMA Board

Two new members appointed to Mallee CMA Board

TWO new appointments have been made to the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Board, with serving Chairperson Sharyon Peart to continue in the top job for another four years.

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Birchip's doing its bit for Chariot Wheels

Birchip's doing its bit for Chariot Wheels

The Mallee region is made up of a large array of native flora and fauna, many of which are currently under threat and in need of protection.

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Plains Wanderer at home in Birchip

Plains Wanderer at home in Birchip

The Birchip area is home to the Plains Wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus), one of the region’s most elusive threatened species. Grasslands in the Birchip area provide vital habitat for the small ground dwelling native bird.

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Biodiversity Month spotlight on the Regent Parrot

Biodiversity Month spotlight on the Regent Parrot

September is Biodiversity Month, which promotes the importance of protecting, conserving and improving the diversity of the region’s plants and animals.

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Applications open for 2013 Landcare Grants Program

Applications open for 2013 Landcare Grants Program

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has received a $200,000 share of the Victorian Governments Victorian Landcare Grants Program for this financial year.

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Indigenous Award Winner Speaks of Importance of Landcare

Indigenous Award Winner Speaks of Importance of Landcare

A LEADING authority on cultural heritage in north west Victoria has won the prestigious “Indigenous Land Management Award” at the 2013 Victorian Landcare Awards. Ken Stewart is a Wamba Wamba descendant who has worked in the fields of cultural heritage and natural resource management for more than 20 years.

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Celebrating Landcare Week

Celebrating Landcare Week

Mallee CMA would like to congratulate the 800 members of the region’s 24 Landcare groups for their continued efforts in improving and caring for our local environment. Landcare Week runs from 2-8 September and celebrates the people, places and projects who are making a difference through Landcare.

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Mallee Regional Landcare Support Strategy 2013-2018

Mallee Regional Landcare Support Strategy 2013-2018

A FIVE year plan for Landcare in the Victorian Mallee is now open for public comment. The Mallee Regional Landcare Support Strategy (MRLSS) 2013-18 sets out the key elements needed to support local Landcare groups to operate effectively, work with community members and deliver vital on-ground improvements to the environment.

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Rabbit program rips a hole in numbers

Rabbit program rips a hole in numbers

A successful rabbit control program has protected almost a hundred thousand hectares of high-value vegetation in the Victorian Mallee.

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Boneseed tackled to protect native vegetation

Boneseed tackled to protect native vegetation

The treatment of Boneseed infestations at seven priority sites throughout the Sunraysia region has resulted in the protection of over 11,600 ha of high value native vegetation.

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Kings Billabong Community Update 11

Kings Billabong Community Update 11

The latest Kings Billabong community update contains information on the current water levels in Kings Billabong; the bird life at Ducksfoot Lagoon; and the Kings Billabong- Nichols Point oral history.

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New environmental plan for the Mallee

New environmental plan for the Mallee

A NEW six-year strategy has been developed to balance the region’s long term productivity with environmental conservation.

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Get your guide to Mallee lizards

Get your guide to Mallee lizards

A new field guide to Mallee lizards has been developed and is now available free of charge.

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Construction of Kings Billabong regulator completed

Construction of Kings Billabong regulator completed

Construction of the Kings Billabong environmental regulator is now complete. The structure, which has been built where Psyche Channel flows into Kings Billabong, will help reinstate healthy variations in the water level of the wetland

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Latest Kings Billabong Community Update

Latest Kings Billabong Community Update

Read the latest Kings Billabong Community Update to find out more about the work that has started on the Kings Billabong and Nichols Point Oral History. Interviews are underway and there's a new Facebook page for people to share their memories and images!

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Kings Billabong Community Update

Kings Billabong Community Update

The latest community update on the Kings Billabong environmental regulator is now available.

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Next stage of Lindsay Island works under investigation

Next stage of Lindsay Island works under investigation

A suite of large-scale, integrated water management structures at Lindsay Island are currently being investigated. These works will complement the Stage 1 works that are due to begin construction this year.

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Wallpolla watering delivers amazing results

Wallpolla watering delivers amazing results

Meet Ivan Robertson. He is an ordinary farmer making a difference.

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Locals have a say in natural resource management

Locals have a say in natural resource management

THIRTEEN people from across the Victorian Mallee have been appointed to a new committee that will have input into how the region’s natural resources are managed.

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