The Barwon River (Barre Warre Yulluk) and its tributaries are valuable natural assets to be protected and enhanced for future generations. They play a key role in supporting the liveability, amenity and recreational opportunities for a growing population as well as support diverse agricultural and horticultural production and an expanding economy.
The Barwon River Ministerial Advisory Committee (Barwon MAC) has been established as part of a community led approach to protecting the rivers of the Barwon for generations to come. This includes the Moorabool, Yarrowee and Leigh rivers and their tributaries.
A Discussion Paper has been prepared to promote community discussion about issues and opportunities to improve the oversight and management of the Barwon River. The Barwon MAC’s directions have been developed following extensive consultation and input from Traditional Owners and communities, industry and local government.
The Victorian Government will welcome the Barwon MAC’s recommendations by the end of this year, which will shape the development of a Rivers of the Barwon Action Plan in 2020. Recommendations may include changes to land use planning controls, responsibilities for land and water management and better ways to involve and work with Traditional Owners and the community.
Read the paper
Have your say
What’s your vision for the protection of the rivers of the Barwon?
The Barwon MAC invites you to
comment on its proposed future directions as outlined in ‘Our living rivers of the Barwon: A discussion paper for the future’.
Your feedback is important to us! Please choose your preferred option:
- Attend an 'open house' community session in October
- Fill in the survey questions below
- Email or post your written submission outlining feedback on the Discussion Paper
- Download the survey template and submit your written repose via email or post
- Please note submissions may be made public unless you ask for yours to be confidential.