WEST GIPPSLAND CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

Protecting and enhancing
West Gippsland’s natural environment

NEWS

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Visit the project page to keep informed and to sign up to our newsletter.

View our Achievements Brochure for 2021.

Fishway Funding Announced

Martin Fuller WGCMA, Harriet Shing Minister for Water, Cameron FitzGerald SRW

Minister for Water, Harriet Shing was pleased to announce funding for the Maffra Fishway, to connect habitat along the Macalister River.

Gippsland Intrepid - Landcare for a new generation

Intrepid for Front Page

The latest Gippslandscapes Podcast is out – Gippsland Intrepid – Landcare for a new generation. Find it here or wherever you get your podcasts.

People for the Powlett

Coming together to launch the Powlett project

The Powlett River/Kugerungmome Partnerships Project is a great example of how many hands can make light work for the environment.

FLOOD ADVICE & WORKS ON WATERWAYS

We are responsible for floodplain management in the West Gippsland region. Our role is to give advice that encourages appropriate development and reduces the impacts of flooding on life, property and infrastructure.

OUR REGION

WATER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

The Tanjil, Latrobe, Macalister and Thomson river systems all receive water for the environment. You can:

PROJECTS

We complete projects within and across Landscape Priority Areas. Work is also done outside LPAs as these areas have a flow on effect to the priority areas and contribute the health of our region.

You can view details of these projects:

FOR FARMERS

Many farmers are working in challenging economic and environmental conditions. Rising costs, climate change, and new technology are all impacting how farms are run. We sometimes have funding for landholders available to protect waterways which can also help improve farm productivity.

There are many ways you can improve your property including working with Landcare, improving your soil, fencing and revegetating waterways, and improving drainage. We currently have limited funding available for approved works in priority areas.

Sign up to our Newsletter to make sure you don’t miss any opportunities when they arise.

Grants and Support

If you are interested in undertaking a Landcare project and would like to apply for funding assistance, please complete this form.

 

Watch this short animation to assist you with the application process.

Landcare EOI photo

It's rewarding to see the difference we can make when we work with landholders.

- Matt, WGCMA

GETTING INVOLVED

Working in partnership with others is something we strive to do well. You will find many examples of collaboration and ways to get involved in protecting and enhancing our catchments throughout this website, but especially here in our getting involved section. We hope you are inspired.
The video provides a landholder’s perspective of revegetation and river management, with Gavin Egan.

ABOUT US

Our organisation was established by the state government in 1997 to manage land and water resources in the West Gippsland region. We take this role seriously and our aim as a leader in natural resource management is to inspire partnerships and action to achieve improved catchment health.
The video shows flood recovery work on the Macalister River.

Contact Us

West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority

About WGCMA

Contact form

If your query is regarding flood information, please visit our flood advice information page.

Traralgon Office:
16 Hotham Street TRARALGON
Postal Address: PO Box 1374 TRARALGON Victoria 3844 Australia
Open: Mon – Fri – 8.30am to 4.30pm
Phone: 1300 094 262

Leongatha Office:
Corner Young and Bair Streets LEONGATHA