Our waterways are the lifeblood of our region. Healthy  rivers, wetlands, lakes, estuaries and groundwater support our natural biodiversity and economic activity.

Waterways

Healthy Waterways Are Healthy Communities

As waterway manager for the Corangamite region, our responsibilities include regulation of artificial estuary openings, managing the delivery of water for the environment and riparian restoration programs, and management of drainage schemes.

Estuary Management

Corangamite CMA has the lead role in regulation of artificial estuary openings.

Water For The Environment

Corangamite CMA manages three environmental water entitlements held by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder:

Waterway Protection Program

Corangamite CMA’s Waterway Protection Program supports landholders to restore and protect waterway frontage by providing grants for on-ground works including fencing and off-stream watering for livestock, weeding and pest control and planting of native vegetation.

Drainage Schemes

Corangamite CMA manages the Lough Calvert Drainage Scheme near Lake Colac, and the Woady Yaloak Diversion Scheme near Lake Corangamite and Lake Gnarpurt.

Barwon River Through Geelong

Floodplain Planning

Estuary Management

Water For The Environment

Waterway Protection Program

Drainage Schemes

Flagship Waterways

Flagship waterways are large-scale restoration projects happening across the state of Victoria, made possible through the Victorian Government’s record $222 million investment into waterway and catchment health..