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10 MOORABOOL MATTERS - COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER JUNE 2012
LANDCARE IN MOORABOOL
Landcare is a national network of thousands
of locally-based community groups who
care for our country helping to repair and
manage our natural environment.
Nine Landcare groups work across
the Moorabool municipality building
relationships, promoting biodiversity and
environmentally beneficial agricultural practices. The Landcare
groups plan and implement their own initiatives and have
access to technical and financial assistance, which may not be
available to the public.
For further information please contact:
• Your local Landcare Group
• Landcare Victoria website www.landcarevic.net.au
• Justin Horne, Environmental Planning Coordinator,
Moorabool Shire on 5366 7100 or
If you are interested in becoming a member of a Landcare
Group, contact details are listed below:
Blackwood / Barry's Reef Landcare Group:
Pat Liffman, 5368 6678
Brisbane Ranges Landcare Group:
Chris Winfield, 5369 4214
Moorabool Catchment Landcare Group:
Simon Cook, 5327 9122
Lal Lal Catchment Landcare Group:
Brian Hanrahan, 5334 7262.
Parwan Landcare Group:
Simon Jolly, 8746 2083.
Pentland Hills Landcare Group:
Anthony Dufty, 0402 894 576
Rowsley Landcare Group:
John Sheehan, 0417 037 199
Upper Williamsons Landcare Group:
David Turley, 0417 351 253
Wattle Flat / Pootilla Landcare Group:
Your contribution is sought for two draft strategies that
are being prepared by Melbourne Water that will affect
people living in the east and north of the Shire. The Healthy
Waterways Strategy and the Stormwater Strategy will guide
the actions and management of waterways and stormwater
in the period 2013/14 to 2017/18.
The Healthy Waterways Strategy will replace the current
Regional River Health Strategy when it expires in 2013. It
will guide investment and actions for healthy rivers, estuaries
and wetlands from July 2013 to June 2018. Activities
that will be guided by this strategy include vegetation
management, environmental flows, habitat enhancement and
working with communities to achieve healthy waterways.
The Stormwater Strategy is closely linked to the Healthy
Waterways Strategy. It will focus on the management of
stormwater in rural and urban areas to protect and improve
ecosystem health of waterways and bays over the same
period. It will see Melbourne Water working with others
to achieve multiple community outcomes for stormwater
management in relation to liveability, alternative water
supply and public health.
Your input: How you can comment on the draft strategies.
We are really keen for your input into finalising these draft
strategies, and will be consulting on both during May and
For any queries, or if you would like to be added to
the invite list please email Healthywaterwaysstrategy@
Online: You can join in and comment via an
online forum, survey and email at consultation.
In person: Workshop dates will be advertised at
consultation.melbournewater.com.au and invitations
will be emailed out. You can attend one of eight
engagement workshops held throughout the Port
Phillip and Westernport region to learn more
and provide comment.
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