The Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority

THE GLENELG HOPKINS CATCHMENT ENCOMPASSES THE GLENELG, HOPKINS AND PORTLAND COAST BASINS LYING SOUTH OF THE GREAT DIVIDING RANGE IN SOUTH WESTERN VICTORIA.
The region 25,000 square kms includes the cities and townships of Ballarat, Hamilton, Warrnambool, Ararat, Casterton, Mortlake, Port Fairy, Beaufort and Portland.
Major employment sources of agriculture, forestry and fishing provide nearly 25% of total employment. Agriculture is dominant, with forestry and fishing largely confined to the South -west coastal parts of the region.
Approximately 81% of the Glenelg Hopkins region has been developed for agricultural use. Around 2% of the catchment comprises pine forest, 16% is native forest and less than 1% is used for urban and industrial development.
The greatest impact on the region is the degradation caused by pest plant and animals, habitat loss, dryland salinity, decline in water quality of waterways and water erosion. These are many of the issues the Glenelg Hopkins CMA is trying to combat through its many programs. But it can only be done with the support of the community.www.ghcma.vic.gov.au

 

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Casterton Open Mic

Casterton Open Mic day is on at the Albion Hotel from 2.00pm to 5.00pm on Sunday 14th February.  Everyone welcome.  See https://www.casterton-open-mic.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/castertonopenmic/ for more information.

Australian Kelpie Centre

Casterton's new Australian Kelpie Centre is back open 7 days a week from 9.00am to 5.00pm with plenty of well known local faces and places featuring throughout. Make sure you stop in to get your own selfie with a kelpie!

Australian Kelpie Centre

Casterton's new Australian Kelpie Centre is currently opening with reduced hours.  It still has plenty of well known local faces and places featuring throughout. Make sure you stop in to get your own selfie with a kelpie - the centre is open 7 days a week 10.30am to 4.00pm.

Tourism and Events e-newsletter

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The e-newsletter contains the previous season visitor’s statistics with editorial summary, as well as key articles, links to blogs and embedded video’s highlighting tourism in the Shire.  Past and upcoming events are also highlighted with an editorial and plenty of images, and links for subscribers to list their event on our Glenelg Shire website. 

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