Welcome announcement for the Barwon

Oct 11, 2018Aboriginal Participation, Rivers, Strategies & Plans, Waterway management

Barwon announcement 2

Minister for Water Lisa Neville joined Traditional Owners, community members and other stakeholders on the banks of the Barwon River in Geelong to announce a new Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) for the Barwon, Moorabool and associated waterways.

The CCMA celebrates the announcement of the MAC and the exciting opportunity it presents for the community to be more involved in the future of these iconic rivers.

The MAC will develop recommendations for the Minister for Water and Minister for Planning in 12 months to develop a community vision for the river, associated waterways and their landscapes – building on recent community engagement and focusing Aboriginal cultural heritage and recreation, among other priorities.

The MAC will be led by independent Chair, Christine Forster – who has significant experience in natural resource management – to oversee governance and engagement processes that support the plan over the next 18 months.