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Seeking community input into Dunmunkle Creek action plan

Jan 30, 2020

 
DunmunkleCreekFlood-Jan142011Dunmunkle Creek in flood, Jan 14, 2011

Wimmera Catchment Management Authority is asking the Dunmunkle Creek community for local knowledge and input into a new waterway action plan.

The CMA is having two community sessions at the Rupanyup Community Centre on February 10 and February 19 to kick off discussions for the Dunmunkle Creek Waterway Action Plan. Both sessions start at 5pm.

The study area of the new action plan is from the Wimmera River near Glenorchy to Lawler Road, Boolite.

Wimmera CMA Operational Delivery Manager Luke Austin said community input was critical to the success of the plan.

“This plan will make recommendations on how the threats to Dunmunkle Creek can be best managed to protect the values of the creek. It will also include longer-term priority management actions for the CMA and its partners,” Mr Austin said. “We are really keen to speak to people living near the creek and hear their thoughts on how to best manage this important waterway.”

Dunmunkle Creek is a distributary of the Wimmera River and is a highly modified and channelised system. It gets natural flows through a breakout from the Wimmera River north-west of Glenorchy during times of high flow. The creek flows through Rupanyup and continues north into the southern Mallee.

Consultants Water Technology will work with the CMA on the project.

Waterway Action Plans aim to identify the existing condition of a waterway and guide appropriate management actions to maintain and improve its condition. Action plans document values, such as remnant patches of native vegetation, recreational opportunities and agricultural uses. They also document threats which could include bank erosion and weed infestations.

  • For further information please contact Bryana Bisset at Wimmera CMA on 5382 1544.