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Wimmera CMA

Street Address:
24 Darlot Street, Horsham, 3400
(enter via Gleed St)

Postal Address:
PO Box 479, Horsham, VIC, 3402
Phone: (03) 5382 1544
Fax: (03) 5382 6076
Email: wcma@wcma.vic.gov.au
 
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 5:00pm
(excluding Public Holidays and Christmas - New Year Closure.  Office may also be closed for short periods Monday mornings)

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Annual Report 2020-21

Nov 01, 2021

Wimmera CMA Annual Report 2020-21 has been compiled and is now available.

Download Wimmera CMA Annual Report 2020-21

 

2020-21 was a vastly different and challenging year.  We had to alter the way we worked, how we delivered our projects and continued our mission. 

Out role is to deliver outcomes by working closely with the community, key stakeholders and government agencies. This Includes developing plans, priorities and actions that increase opportunities environmentally, socially and economically whilst reducing risks to our key natural assets:

• Native vegetation
• Threatened plants and animals
• Wetlands
• River and streams
• Soils

We set out to mitigate threats and increase the quality, extent and connectivity of Wimmera’s natural assets as described in the RCS and accompanying Action Plans.

 

Our vision is for a healthy Wimmera catchment, where a resilient landscape supports a sustainable and profitable community. 

Our mission is to bring out the best in our staff, community and environment.

David Brennan, Chief Executive Officer, remarked how COVID-19 lockdowns provided many logistical challenges during the year with planned community events cancelled or postponed. We used every conceivable idea to continue to engage, empower, consult and inform our community. As we continue to operate in a COVID-19 environment we remain
absolutely committed to staff and community safety.
The 'Our Catchments, Our Communities program' continued to deliver highly valued community projects. Our most high profile project has been working with the Horsham Rural City Council, Wimmera River Improvement Committee, Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (BGLC), regional Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and landholders on the commencement of a riparian walking track at Riverside. We anticipate this project will be complete by the end of 2021.

 

Peter Hilbig, Wimmera CMA Board Chair, impressed how Wimmera CMA continued to focus on service and outcome delivery under difficult and trying times. Our staff and community's ability to adapt and innovate during the COVID-19 pandemic has been inspiring.  We successfully delivered over $7.8 million of natural resource management projects and delivered 255 events.

We continued to work with a range of partners and community members to deliver on-ground works that contribute to the priorities outlined in our Regional Catchment Strategy and our vision of ‘a healthy Wimmera catchment where a resilient landscape supports a sustainable and profitable community’.