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Winter 2011 Catchment News

The Winter 2011 issue of the Catchment News newsletter is now available to download online.

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Mallee Farmer

Mallee Farmer

The new look Mallee Farmer is available on-line or can be mailed to you free of charge.

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Local growers start to bring land back into production

Local growers start to bring land back into production

Local growers have started to bring land back into production, with a new study showing the area of irrigable land dried off has decreased for the first time since 2005-06.

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Local groups urged to access Victorian Landcare Grants

Local groups urged to access Victorian Landcare Grants

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has received a $307,000 share of the Victorian Governments $3.5 million Victorian Landcare grants for this financial year.

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New incentives for farmers to protect Mallee soils

New incentives for farmers to protect Mallee soils

Farmers can now apply for funding to tackle environmental issues on their properties under the 2011-12 Mallee Land Protection Incentive Scheme (LPIS).

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Return of the Mallee Farmer at Speed Field Days

Return of the Mallee Farmer at Speed Field Days

SPEED Field Days will mark the return of the highly-respected Mallee Farmer Newsletter, with free copies available for all farmers across the region.

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NAIDOC scholarships give local schools a funding injection

NAIDOC scholarships give local schools a funding injection

SIX local schools have received a $1000 scholarship to help support Indigenous education activities. The scholarships were awarded to the HOPE Project at Mildura Primary School, Nyah District Primary School, Underbool Primary School, Cardross Primary School, St Mary’s P-8 in Robinvale and the Koorlong Primary School as part of local NAIDOC celebrations.

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Sharyon Peart welcomed as the new chair of the Mallee CMA

Sharyon Peart welcomed as the new chair of the Mallee CMA

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has welcomed today’s appointment of Sharyon Peart as the new Chairperson of the Board.

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Survey finds Sea-Eagles in the desert

Survey finds Sea-Eagles in the desert

A recent online community survey has confirmed White-bellied Sea-Eagles can still be found along the Murray River and associated creeks and billabongs.

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Sea Lake landholders deliver major protection works along Dunmunkle Creek

Sea Lake landholders deliver major protection works along Dunmunkle Creek

SEA Lake landholders have joined forces to protect almost 250 hectares of important remnant vegetation along Dunkmunkle Creek.

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Kings Billabong Community Update 4

Kings Billabong Community Update 4

The Kings Billabong Operating Plan Community Advisory Group (KBOPCAG) has held a productive second meeting, with members working together to develop a list of key values and objectives to inform the Operating Plan for the Kings Billabong Regulator.

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Flood employment program gets underway

Flood employment program gets underway

APPLICATIONS are now open for flood affected farmers and rural workers to join the Mallee Flood Recovery Environmental Employment Program.

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Kings Billabong Community Update 3

Kings Billabong Community Update 3

This Community Update provides the latest news on the formation of the Kings Billabong Operating Plan Community Advisory Group, which has been set up to provide community input into the operation of the planned Kings Billabong regulator. Also included is a summary of the advisory group's first meeting.

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What are you doing for Mum on Mother's Day?

What are you doing for Mum on Mother's Day?

Trees for Mum encourages sons and daughters of all ages to remember and honour their mums by planting a tree on Mother’s Day.

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Walpeup to host forum on alternative fodder options

Walpeup to host forum on alternative fodder options

INVESTIGATING alternative fodder options and improving whole farm profit will be the key focus of a forum to be held at Walpeup early next month.

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Local meeting to spearhead attack on noxious Athel Pines

Local meeting to spearhead attack on noxious Athel Pines

NYAH residents are being urged to attend a meeting next month as part of a local effort to tackle the spread of the destructive weed Athel Pine.

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Connecting Wetlands - Wimmera Mallee Pipeline

Connecting Wetlands - Wimmera Mallee Pipeline

Community members are being asked to nominate local wetlands for connection to the Wimmera Mallee Pipeline.

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Kings Billabong Community Update 2

Kings Billabong Community Update 2

The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has listened to the concerns of some members of the community and has made a decision to delay the construction of the Kings Billabong Regulator until the operating plan for this structure has been developed.

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Australian Government’s On Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program. - Registration closed

Australian Government’s On Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program. - Registration closed

The Australian Government is seeking regional partners to deliver its On Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program. The Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA), in conjunction with Western Murray Irrigation Limited (WMI), is seeking input from the irrigation community regarding potential interest to participate in the program.

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Kings Billabong Community Update 1

Kings Billabong Community Update 1

In order to ensure the community has up to date and accurate information about the Kings Billabong regulator project, a Community Update has been put together.

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