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Have your say on the future management of Mallee waterways

Community feedback is being sought on a new strategy that will guide the management of Mallee rivers, creeks, lakes and wetlands over the next eight years.

The draft Mallee Waterway Strategy has been developed by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA) in consultation with regional agencies involved in waterway management, local communities and other key stakeholders.

 “The Mallee region has an abundance of waterway assets, from our Murray River floodplains to our southern creeks and wetlands,” Mallee CMA Chair Sharyon Peart said.

“It is vital that we have a plan in place to maintain and improve the health of these waterways so they can continue to support the environmental, social, cultural and economic benefits our community values.” 

The new strategy is designed to be a practical document that prioritises waterways for future management and proposes strategic works programs to improve their condition. It will also help guide investment and the efforts of local communities and agencies. 

Community members are invited to review the draft Mallee Waterway Strategy and provide feedback during the four week community consultation phase, which ends on June 4, 2014. 

"Community input into the development of the strategy is essential to ensuring that it captures local people’s values for waterways and their priorities for the way these areas are managed,"  Ms Peart said.

“During this consultation phase, people are encouraged to review the document and provide feedback

“For community groups and organisations interested in the strategy, a Mallee CMA staff member can also provide an overview of the draft Strategy at group meetings or forums during the coming weeks.”

Electronic copies of the strategy are available for download at by clicking here or to view the strategy on your computer click here.

Alternatively, a hard copy can be provided by contacting Waterway Strategy Project Officer, Rachael Slorach, on 03 5051 4377.

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