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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
 
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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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Water and Works at The Ranch

Oct 18, 2021

We have been working with Barengi Gadjin Land Council (BGLC) on helping manage and monitor things at The Ranch, Dimboola.

The Ranch has been home to many generations of Wotjobaluk people, long before European settlement and increasingly after Ebenezer Mission at Antwerp closed. There is a strong cultural connection to the site remains and the land. Barengi Gadjin Land Council owns and manages The Ranch Billabong on the western side of the bridge at Dimboola.

Staff from BGLC have been undertaking a power of work managing weeds and constructing a new trail around the billabong.

In early October Wimmera CMA coordinated the supply of environmental water, with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, to give the billabong a top up and freshen the water quality and trigger breeding from the frogs, waterbugs and wetland plants like Old Man Weed (also known as Sneezeweed) that call it home.

These works and the water fresh are providing cultural and environmental benefits at the billabong. 

We look forward to continuing to work together with BGLC to care for water and country at special places like The Ranch and elsewhere across the Wimmera. 

RanchInflowsOct21Water being pumped into the billabong

PHoto10Works by BGLC creating pathways
Showing billabong before inflows

 

TheRanchbillabong_billabong_afterEWROct21Billabong after environmental flow

 

TheRanchbillabongculvert2_afterEWROct21Billabong after environmental flow

 

TheRanchbillabong_afterEWROct21Billabong after environmental flow

   

TheRanchbillabong_worksPathWorks by BGLC to create pathways at The Ranch

 

PHoto4Works by BGLC to create pathways at The Ranch