Curdies Catchment - Community Survey
The Curdies River is highly valued for its cultural importance, the biodiversity it supports, the recreational opportunities it provides, its history and as a water supply source for stock and townships.
The headwaters of the Curdies River start at Lake Purrumbete, south of the township of Camperdown and flows through the Heytesbury farming district, one of the largest milk producing regions in Australia.
The Curdies Catchment includes the major creeks of Cooriemungle and Scotts Creek. The Curdies River and its tributaries feed into the Curdies estuary where it discharges to Bass Strait at the coastal township of Peterborough.
The Curdies Catchment includes all the land where rain falls and flows into the Curdies River.
The Curdies River Coordinating Committee (previously known as the Curdies River Consultative Committee) has been established to provide a transparent and effective platform for knowledge sharing, consultation, and collaboration in relation to improving the health of the Curdies River and its tributaries.
It includes representatives from the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA), Agriculture Victoria, WestVic Dairy, Parks Victoria, Corangamite Shire Council, Moyne Shire Council, Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA), Heytesbury District Landcare Network, Wannon Water, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA), Great Ocean Road Coasts and Parks Authority (GORCAPA) and six community representatives.
The Committee wants to hear from the community about how you value the Curdies River and its tributaries. This will help guide the work we do together to make the Curdies River a healthy river for all to enjoy.