Archive:  Rivers

Last Updated 2/4/09



Jacksons Creek & Melbourne Water - A Discussion Of Activities

(21/2/09 -  E)  10 March, Riddells Creek 

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Water Watch Training, Maribyrnong Catchment  November 23

(14/11/08 - E)  Free training on matters of river health - no previous experience necessary!  Excellent opportunity to learn how to give a little something back to the environment.

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"Down By The Riverside" with Jim Rutherfurd  July 25

(19/7/08 - E)  Newham Landcare does it again with another not-to-be-missed evening.

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Public Land Consultancy Report "A Review of the Management of Riparian Land In Victoria" Released

(21/6/08 - E)  Recommends a series of reforms to riparian governance

Riparian Land and the Biodiversity White Paper: The Public Land Consultancy (which publishes Terra Publica) says "We are pleased to be able to let you know that DSE has released our report "A Review of the Management of Riparian Land in Victoria."  The report recommends a series of reforms to riparian governance which we hope will be reflected in the Government's forthcoming Biodiversity White Paper.  The executive summary of the report (1.9 Mb) is at


MRRA Says:

We too hope the report - or anything which prioritizes the environment over economics - is taken up by DSE.  But we aren't holding our breath...



Two Day "River First Aid" Stream Management and Restoration Course In Bolinda, 12 and 19 April

(28/3/08 - E)  A Greening Australia and Melbourne Water initiative, the course is free but spaces are definitely limited.

The course focus is on assisting community river caretakers within the Maribyrnong catchment.  Details are:  Saturday 12 and 19 April, 9am - 4.30pm, Matilda Retreat, 463 Darraweit Guim Road, Bolinda.  Click here for more information and Registration form.



"Making Connections" Waterways Management Forum, Sunbury 8 April

(31/3/08 - E)  Protecting waterways event for Maribyrnong Catchment * Registrations close 1 April

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Connecting With Waterways:  Melbourne Water Invites Community Group Input At Free Event 4th May

(19/4/06 - P)  Melbourne Water is seeking to develop new ways of working with organisations, groups and individuals with an interest in the future of the Maribyrnong catchment and its waterways to improve the flow of information and build stronger relationships.  Click here for more information.  Note:  Places are limited, RSVP by 27th April



Environment Victoria Says Save Melbourne's Rivers : Leave some water for our precious environment...

(5/3/06 - E)  Macedon Ranges says: Us too!

Environment Victoria is concerned that too much water is being taken out of already degraded and depleted rivers.  It's asking the government to not drain Melbourne's rivers dry.  Click here to see Environment Victoria's media release.


MRRA Says:

The same concerns could well be held about rivers in the Macedon Ranges/Bendigo area but with an added consideration - most of our rivers are supposed to put water into our drinking water reservoirs as well.  The Central Victoria Fairwater group recently organized a walk of the Campaspe River to highlight how bad things are in our area.  Click here to see a graphic photograph of a non-existent Campaspe River.  Note: The Campaspe River provides water to the Woodend (Campaspe Reservoir) and Lake Eppalock storages.



Healthy Rivers:  Call For Minister For Environment To "Go With The Flow"

(1/3/06 - E)  Support Environment Victoria in getting the message across by sending the Minister an easy email today

Click here for the information you need to help 'row the boat'...