Refreshing the Upper Billabong

Refreshing the Upper Billabong is part of the Refreshing Rivers project, a collaboration between government, industry, research, and community organisations, led by Murray Local Land Services. This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

What will this project deliver?

The Refreshing the Upper Billabong project aims to deliver:

  • Local waterway management plans that identify the values, issues and potential solutions around waterway management;
  • Outcomes supported by market-based stewardship and sustainability schemes related to “waterway friendly” farming practices;
  • Case studies of innovations and technology that enable river-friendly farming practices;
  • Communication campaigns to encourage community, industry and land managers’ behaviours related to waterway-friendly farming;
  • Deliver on-ground works that directly address impacts to waterway health (e.g. riparian rehabilitation, erosion management, barrier removal, pest exclusion etc.).

It is an opportunity to look at the achievements and changes since the Upper Billabong Land and Water Management Plan was done as a 30 years plan in 2001.

The first stage has commenced with consultants, Watertech, undertaking a Waterway Management Plan, and the formation of an Upper Billabong Advisory Group formed to provide feedback to us during its development.

Previous Upper Billabong Land & Water Management Plan

View the Original Upper Billabong Land and Water Management Plan here and the supporting documents here.

 

Community Survey 2022

The community Survey results are in.
 

 

Do these resonate with you?  We met with the Upper Billabong Local Advisory group (5 landholders in the catchment and Greater Huume Council rep) on Monday to “pub test” these results and identify the other stakeholders and information we need to collect to complete the picture. We can still hear from you – contact Kylie  0418198522.

A summary report is available at https://holbrooklandcare.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/UB-Survey-results-short_2pager.pdf

 

Refreshing the Upper Billabong is part of the Refreshing Rivers project, a collaboration between government, industry, research, and community organisations, led by Murray Local Land Services. This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.