Welcome to the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority web site
Here you will find information about the roles and responsibilities of the Authority in the management of land, biodiversity and water resources in the region.
You will also find information about the features of our major rivers, the key threats to these rivers, and the progress being made towards improving and keeping them in good health.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout East Gippsland and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future.
Flagship Waterways: The Cann River Project
Over many years, the Authority, together with our community partners, has undertaken significant rehabilitation works to improve the health of the Cann River.
The Cann River Project, which begins at Noorinbee and extends to below the Princes Highway bridge near Cann River, covers a total river length of 34km.
It is one of ten flagship waterway projects currently underway across the state as part of a commitment by the Victorian Government under the Water Plan for Victoria.
Our Commitment: The Cann River is one of 36 priority waterways identified across the state, 10 have been selected for initial focus – the Cann being one.
Over several decades, significant rehabilitation works to improve the health of the Cann River has resulted in 80% of priority river frontage being fenced to protect against grazing by stock and 82% of vegetation on the frontage is now in good condition.
Our Community: Landholders and community groups have been involved in the Cann River rehabilitation for many years. Partners kept stock off the river, weeds are kept at bay and fences maintained. The Cann River Landcare group has also been helping native plants and animals to thrive, fostering biodiversity and providing scenic places for locals and visitors to enjoy in and around town.