MGRSI Strategic Management Plan & Education
Strategic Management Plans/Masterplans
To assist the project to achieve it's objectives and to provide strategic direction for management of the two project sites both now and in the longer-term, strategic sub-catchment plans have been produced. The plans have been developed in consultation with various stakeholders from each sub-catchment and have identified management options to:
Reduce the impacts of stormwater in the sub-catchment and identify opportunities for Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD);
Enhance habitat, vegetation communities and manage noxious and environmental weeds within the sub-catchment;
Enhance passive recreational use;
Improve the overall environmental and aesthetic values of the sub-catchment;
Involve synergies between environmental restoration and flood mitigation works.
The masterplans also identify any constraints to the long-term management of the sub-catchment.
Yeramba Lagoon Masterplan
Yeramba Masterplan part 1 (8.63MB)
Yeramba Masterplan part 2 (19.29MB)
Yeramba Masterplan part 3 (3.72MB)
Yeramba Masterplan part 4 (12.42MB)
Mill Creek Catchment Strategic Management Plan
Mill Creek Catchment Strategic Management Plan - Part 1 (28.29MB)
Mill Creek Catchment Strategic Management Plan - Part 2 (16.91MB)
Mill Creek Catchment Strategic Management Plan - Part 3 (21.58MB)
Mill Creek Catchment Strategic Management Plan - Part 4 (27.31MB)
Mill Creek Catchment Strategic Management Plan - Part 5 (6.54MB)
To guide education and engagement activities for the length of the project, education strategies were produced. Over the next year, various activities will be undertaken within the community to raise awareness about the areas and their importance. There will be particular focus on the impact of day-to-day activities on the catchments.
Yeramblers Bushcare Group
- Established in mid-2010, this group is made up of volunteers from the surrounding catchment with the aim of undertaking regular bush regeneration activities, getting involved in community education initiatives and encouraging neighbours to reduce their impact on the Lagoon and River. This group was launched on Saturday 22 May 2010. For more information, contact Jenna Hore on 9707 9700 or see 'Get Involved'.
Stormwater Drain Stencilling
- We will be stencilling around the drains in key locations throughout the Yeramba Catchment with messages and images to remind people that what goes down the drain ends up in our creeks and rivers. That means that whatever you put on your garden, foot path and road eventually makes it's way into a local waterway.
Mill Creek - Treading Lightly Photographic Competition
- To help raise the profile of the catchment and increase peoples' appreciation of the beauty and importance of the area, a photographic competition along with a series of Photo Walks in the local bushland was held in mid 2010. You can see some of the entries here.
- Signage will be placed at various locations around the catchment, encouraging residents to report illegal dumping, clearing and 4wd and Trail Bike activity in the Bushland. These recreational vehicles cause significant erosion problems in the bushland, destroying native vegetation and habitats, and muddying our creeks and rivers. By making this a socially unacceptable activity except in authorised areas, we will help to reduce the impact they are having on our local environment.