Weed and debris management, erosion control, public access and safety, and the clarification of management responsibilities are some of the top priorities for the community when it comes to Stockyard Creek.
There are many good environmental reasons for fencing off waterways. This is particularly so in the Corner Inlet catchment, it is a key mechanism by which nutrient and sediment flow into the internationally significant Corner Inlet Ramsar Site can be reduced.
Goals and priorities have been developed for the Waterway Strategy and maps have been created to show which waterways link to each of the regional goals for the Waterway Strategy.
Fox control in and around the Corner Inlet Ramsar Site is essential for the protection of the area’s valuable native fauna populations. It also has positive outcomes for local landholders.
The Thomson is set to receive a boost when environmental water is delivered to the river to flush the system, improve water habitat and vegetation condition in the lower reaches.
West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority has spent $100,000 improving the health of Stringers Creek in Walhalla. The one-off funding from Regional Development Victoria was used to implement the Stringers Creek Streamscape Plan, developed with input from the Walhalla community.