Have your say on the management of the Lower Kiewa catchment

Posted: 16 May 2022

The Kiewa River is a major river system in north east Victoria and features many important places, valued for their natural and agricultural landscapes. 

The Lower Kiewa catchment area includes a wide range of farming, urban, and natural landscapes from Gundowring downstream to the junction of the Kiewa and Murray Rivers, including Yackandandah and Middle Creek sub-catchments. The Country of the Lower Kiewa catchment is also important to its Traditional Owners and First Nations Peoples, and is rich in cultural heritage.

Stewardship Action Plan for the Lower Kiewa
A Stewardship Action Plan is being prepared to guide management of land, water and biodiversity values in the Lower Kiewa catchment.

This is an opportunity to support the community to connect and collaborate in catchment stewardship. The North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) are leading the development of the Stewardship Action Plan with input from a broader group of stakeholders, government and non-government organisations and the community. RM Consulting Group (RMCG) have been engaged to support the North East CMA in the preparation of the Action Plan.

The planners want to hear from you
A key part of the action planning process is to capture community aspirations for the health of the Lower Kiewa catchment.

Over May and June 2022, RMCG are seeking input from the community to shape the Lower Kiewa Stewardship Action Plan. There are a number of ways in which you can share your views. Drop-in sessions will be held during May 2022 at the following locations:

  • Yackandandah Community Centre - 23rd May 2022, 6.30-8.30pm
  • Kergunyah Memorial Hall- 24th May 2022, 10am-12pm
  • Baranduda Community Centre- 24th May 2022, 2-4pm

No preparation is required to attend these sessions. Please register your attendance here

In addition to the drop-in sessions, a link to a brief online survey will be circulated via North East CMA social media and email distributionsin the coming weeks.

For more information, please contact Sam Gitahi on 0418 145 240.