Incentives – Now Closed
Incentives for the Waterway Protection Program are NOW CLOSED for Upper Barwon, Gellibrand and Otway/Surf Coast project areas. Applications will be via expression of interest and are open from 5th November to 5th December.
Incentives for the Moorabool, Leigh and Western District Lakes areas will open from February 2022. Please also note that another opportunity for the Upper Barwon will become available in 2022, with details on this to come.
Funding is available for waterway protection and restoration works with incentives available for fencing, weed control, revegetation, stock crossings and off-stream water points, willow removal and pest animal management.
Funding is targeted towards waterways within specific geographic areas under the Corangamite Waterway Strategy. This round is seeking to protect rivers that have nationally listed threatened fish species or possible refuge habitat, and/or are sources of drinking water or environmental flows.
We encourage landholders, land managers and community groups to apply for funding. Please check eligibility requirements before submitting. To read more about what may be involved in a waterway project please see our past projects page.
Between 2016 and 2020, Corangamite CMA and our partners completed over 170 kilometres of river frontage restoration, including:
- 84 waterway projects
- 95 kilometers of fencing and associated off-stream water infrastructure
- 708 hectares of revegetation
- 860 hectares under management
- 1482 hectares of weed control
- 17 kilometers of willow removal works