Corangamite CMA is committed to healthy catchments and waterways. Established in 1997 to ensure the protection and sustainable development of land, vegetation and water resources within a boundary stretching from Geelong to Ballarat and along the coast to Peterborough.



John Riddiford appointed CEO of Corangamite CMA

John Riddiford

The Corangamite CMA is pleased to announce the appointment of John Riddiford as Chief Executive Officer.

John comes to the CCMA from Vic Catchments, which is the peak body representing Catchment Management Authorities in Victoria. John also spent 14 years as CEO of North East CMA, and holds senior roles with the International Water Association and the Australian Water Partnership, a joint venture between Australian Aid and water research bodies.

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Wadawurrung celebration of Water and Culture at Dog Rocks, Batesford

On a beautiful Autumn day at Dog Rocks on the Morrabul Yaluk, Wadawurrung Traditional Owners joined community and agency with a love for the Moorabool River to celebrate Water and Culture and the recognition of Wadawurrung values in waterway management.

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We've Moved!

The Corangamite CMA Geelong office opened this morning, with a warm welcome and smoking ceremony by Corinna Eccles from the Wadawurrung. You can now find us at our new digs on Level 1, 54 Corio Street Geelong.

Corangamite Regional Floodplain Management Strategy 2018-2028

The Corangamite Floodplain Management Strategy outlines how the ecological and cultural values of the natural floodplains can be protected while also managing the risks to life, property and assets associated with flooding.

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Launch of The Living Moorabool Project

Restoring waterway health in Victoria is a long-term and large-scale commitment; it can take a generation to realise the outcomes we seek.

Through ‘The Living Moorabool’ project, launched this week by Lisa Neville MP, a $2.1 million investment will target activities to protect and improve the health of the Moorabool river including: river bank and instream protection, removal of fish barriers, ecological research and improved monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

'The Living Moorabool’ project is the first of a state-wide series of 10 ‘Flagship Waterways’ projects committed to by the Victorian Government under ‘Water for Victoria’.

Find out more on the CCMA Blog.

We're Blogging

Today we’re launching the Corangamite CMA Blog and it is all about sharing our community’s stories, and great photos too. Take a look at our new blog, as it’s the perfect way to find out how people in the community are getting involved in looking after our environment. 

Our organisation works in partnership with many and varied groups and individuals in all parts of the catchment; from farmers undertaking projects to protect river health, to school groups and community members volunteering in the EstuaryWatch and Waterwatch programs.

The community is fundamental to achieving great things for the environment so we’re always looking for ways to promote what they do, and to let others know what’s going on - and maybe they’ll get involved too! 

Our blog will showcase the broad range of areas we’re working in with our community and our project partners. It’s also an ideal way to show off our beautiful corner of the world.

VCMC 20 Years of Integrated Catchment Management

Catchment Management Authorities were established in 1997. This brochure recognises 20 years of integrated catchment management in Victoria.

It presents a snapshot of how the Statewide catchment management framework has matured over time; observed changes over the past 20 years; and future challenges and opportunities in each CMA region.

A significant project that has been implemented to date has been showcased as a case study for each of the 10 CMA regions.

New Corangamite Flood Portal

Does flooding effect you? Do you have any information about flooding?

View the best available flood data for the region and share your flood information through the new Corangamite Flood Portal.

Gellibrand Summer Flows Improvement Project

Low summer flows in the Gellibrand River have been identified as a risk to the ecological values of the river such as fish populations. The Western Region Sustainable Water Strategy (Victorian Government, 2011) identified improving the environmental flows to the Gellibrand River as a priority action.

The largest extractions from the Gellibrand are for urban use. Wannon Water are working with DELWP, the Corangamite CMA and Southern Rural Water on a project that aims to improve the ecological health of the Gellibrand River by increasing flows in the river over summer.

For more information check out the fact sheet below or visit the Wannon Water website

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