North East


The Flood Response and Recovery Program has been a major achievement for North East CMA, successfully steering a coordinated approach with the community and stakeholders facing a shared challenge after the floods.

– Leanne Mulcahy, Chair, North East CMA

Output 2019/20

63 sites rehabilitated
9 management agreements
14 km fencing
24 ha revegetation
12 ha weed control
12 ha grazing
48 event participants

Delivery Partners

Parks Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Indigo Shire Council, Rural City of Wangaratta, Towong Shire Council, Alpine Shire Council

About the Project

In 2016, a major flood event impacted the Kiewa, Lower and Upper Ovens, King, Upper Murray and Lower Mitta Mitta waterway systems. As a result, work needed to be undertaken to help to stabilise and rehabilitate damaged waterway reaches and provide habitat for impacted aquatic species

The Australian Government and Victorian Government, through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements, made available $4.8 million to undertake recovery and repair work to essential public infrastructure and works were undertaken over two years to stabilise bridges, roads, culverts and other sites.

A further 16 high-risk sites received an additional $2.6 million from the Victorian Government to undertake structural works, fencing and revegetation in partnership with landholders to further protect riparian areas into the future.

Throughout the program, 4,000 timber piles were installed to stabilise river and stream systems, and approximately 34,900 tonnes of rock were placed to stabilise banks

McNamara’s Bridge Benambra-Corryong Road before works (NECMA)

More information

Read more about this project in the full Actions & Achievements Report 2019-20

Contact North East CMA