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Wimmera CMA

Street Address:
24 Darlot Street, Horsham, 3400
(enter via Gleed St)

Postal Address:
PO Box 479, Horsham, VIC, 3402
Phone: (03) 5382 1544
Fax: (03) 5382 6076
Email: wcma@wcma.vic.gov.au
 
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 5:00pm
(excluding Public Holidays and Christmas - New Year Closure.  Office may also be closed for short periods Monday mornings)

What does Wimmera CMA do?

Wimmera CMA aims to create a healthier and more sustainable environment. Wimmera CMA works in partnership with the Wimmera community and a range of organisations and stakeholders to protect and enhance the condition of the region’s natural resources.

 
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Wimmera CMA’s Vision is for ‘a healthy Wimmera catchment where a resilient landscape supports a sustainable and profitable community.’

Some of the ways this is achieved is through:

  • environmental monitoring (surface water, groundwater, vegetation, salinity, and animal species)
  • environmental water releases to help vegetation, animals, and water quality that underpins recreational and social activities 
  • advertising and promoting natural resource management funding and grants programs
  • incentive programs that encourages and rewards landholders for environmental stewardship
  • providing assistance in recovery after environmental events such as floods and fire
  • supporting Landcare groups and local Landcare facilitators to plan and implement a wide variety of actions to meet community needs  
  • providing a variety of flood Information for specific properties – flood extent maps, flood heights and insurance enquires
  • providing advice and permits to conduct Works on waterways.
  • restoring waterways to help stabilise erosion
  • running events and workshops about current environmental issues to build community capacity
  • developing strategic documents for natural resource management based on local knowledge and leading science
  • promoting sustainable and profitable farming practices
  • developing investment proposals based on the input and involvement of stakeholders, partners, and community

On-ground activities are outlined in the Wimmera Regional Delivery Plan 2013-18. The activities can be broken down into local government areas and five key environmental assets: