COVID-19 Update

New West Gippsland CMA Operating Arrangements – Closed but Connected

In line with directions taken across the water and catchment sector, we will be closing our Traralgon, Leongatha and Maffra offices and our depots to the public as of Wednesday, 25 March.

Despite this, we remain committed to improving the health of our land, water and biodiversity in Gippsland but currently, our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our staff, partners and community we work with.

As such, we have put additional measures into place to minimise the risk of staff exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This includes remote working and contact arrangements options for our staff to continue to work with partners and the community such as teleconferencing and video conferencing and postponing or cancelling of community engagement events.

As always, our staff will be available to discuss projects or issues on the phone and via email, however, they will not be conducting field site visits or travelling around the region.

While these measures will result in some disruptions to our service and delivery of projects, we are putting in place measures to ensure our critical business operations such as works on waterways, approval processing, floodplain development referrals, and flood emergency responses, continue to be delivered effectively during the current situation.

This is a rapidly changing situation and we will keep you informed any changes, but for now, we will be operating under these arrangements until further notice.

Published on Tuesday 24 March 2020.