In North Central Victoria our contribution to river health is not only important for waterways in this region, but also for the health of the Murray River. Three rivers from this region - the Campaspe, Loddon and Avoca - contribute flows to the Murray, while the Avon-Richardson system drains to Lake Buloke, a nationally significant wetland.
|Improved stock management along rivers
ensures healthier riparian vegetation and
the filtering of water that flows in
from adjacent land.
By supplementing the River Red Gums along
The team has a key role in strategic planning for prioritised on-ground management activities that aim to protect and improve river and wetland health, water quality, water resources, environmental flows, floodplains and biodiversity. Improved understanding of river health is a key aim of the team through strong partnerships with other organisations and the involvement of the regional community.
The River Health Planning Team also coordinates a range of river health rehabilitation works, including vegetation protection, revegetation, sediment and erosion control, and stock management. These activities can be seen along waterways throughout the region and have been achieved with the strong support of the regional community.
The diverse responsibilities of the River Health Planning Team include: