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

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.

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..

Contact Us

Colac Office

64 Dennis Street, Colac VIC 3250
PO Box 159, Colac, VIC 3250
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

T: 1800 002 262
F: 03 5232 2759
E: info@ccma.vic.gov.au

Geelong Office

54A Corio St, Geelong VIC 3220
Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

T: 1800 002 262
F: 03 5232 2759
E: info@ccma.vic.gov.au