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Victoria is located in the South east of the country and contains Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia. Rich agricultural regions, mountain ranges and beautiful coastlines are found within the State's borders.

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    Regent Parrot reigns again

    Vic Hughes explains how environmental water at Hattah Lakes is helping a threatened species, the Regent Parrot. In November 2016, the ABC reported that 1600 Regent Parrots had been sighted in just two hours in north-west Victoria. This was extraordinary, as the beautiful Regent Parrot is a threatened species in eastern Australia and before this […]

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    Oarsome - the Massive Murray Paddle

    Dominique Haraldson gives a shout out to the Massive Murray Paddle and how it connects people, rivers and country. In late November 2016, an energised team of Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) staff joined almost 350 paddlers on the Murray River to kayak from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill over five days. It was a great opportunity […]

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    Supporting river systems: why cross-border watering works

    Natasha Childs explains the system-wide approach being taken to look after this network of rivers. The Southern Connected Basin is a network of rivers that feed into the Murray River between the Hume Dam and the sea. The network includes Victoria’s Goulburn, Campaspe and Loddon rivers, along with the Murrumbidgee, Edward-Wakool, Darling Rivers and, occasionally, […]

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    Fine dining from waterways

    Natasha Childs serves up a feast of information on wetland food webs. Rivers and wetlands are a haven for native wildlife. Where there’s water, there’s food…and a long list of wetland animals waiting to dine out on a menu of plants, insects, fish, frogs and more. The aquatic food web begins at a microscopic level. […]

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    Goulburn River Stories - Bluenose, Slimeys and Cod...

    When I was young the most common fish in the Goulburn here were the cod, the Murray Cod. They were up to 100 pound, back then you could get any size you wanted, there aren’t so many big ones around now. – Oral History from Ken Trefall Our next story from True Tales of the […]

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    Coastal Connections

    The Coastal Connections project is working with community groups, Indigenous trainees and private land managers to protect and restore coastal, estuarine and wetland habitat.

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    Fiery Creek Restoration Project

    The Fiery Creek Restoration Project is protecting and restoring the upper reaches of Fiery Creek which contain some of the best examples of remnant riparian vegetation and physical habitat in the Upper Hopkins Basin.

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    Grange Burn Restoration Project

    This program of works aims to enhance the natural habitat features and recreational fishing amenities on the Grange Burn through Hamilton. This will compliment previous works along the river undertaken by the Grange Burn Stakeholders Group, Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Conservation Volunteers Australia and the Southern Grampians Shire Council.

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    Budj Bim Restoration Project

    The Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape is a section of volcanic plain that encompasses the area from Mt Eccles to the sea. The basalt lava flow created a series of wetlands and rivers including Lake Condah, Darlots Creek and Fitzroy River and estuary. In 2010, Lake Condah was restored and the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners are now focusing on protecting and restoring other waterways in the landscape.