Natural resource management plan for the brockman river


Communicating the plan and its priority



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4.4.2 Communicating the plan and its priority

actions

A communication strategy is being put in place to

develop and implement effective communication and

coordination between community, landholders,

government agencies and local government authorities.


4.4

Water and Rivers Commission

Natural Resource Management Plan for the Brockman River Catchment

This is being done through

• Workshops

•  Newsletters and newspaper articles.

• Field 

days


• Local 

Shows


• Posters 

• Displays

• Presentations

4.4.3 Coordinator

Integrated Natural Resource Management is dependant

on the goodwill and continuing support of community

organisations, government agencies and individual

landholders. It is also dependant on understanding the

networks that have been established between these

stakeholders. A coordinator is needed to ensure the

continuation of these networks and implementation of

Integrated Natural Resource Management in the

Brockman River catchment.



4.4.4 Getting people involved in implementation

The community needs to be encouraged to participate in

implementing the Management Plan. Getting involved

can be encouraged by;

•  providing opportunities for the community to enjoy

the natural and built environment;

•  encouraging community involvement in management

of remnant vegetation, conservation areas and public

open space areas;

•  encouraging and supporting the formation of sub-

catchment and friends groups involved in natural

resource protection and enhancement;

•  maintaining the flow of information to the community

and evaluate feedback, and;

•  involving young people in management through

encouraging schools to be involved in the Waterwatch

and Weedbuster programs, and community tree

planting programs.

4.5 Monitoring and review

To ensure the Natural Resource Management actions are

achieved it will be necessary to;

• undertake regular performance evaluation and

monitoring of the catchment management plan

(including targets and actions);

• undertake regular evaluation of the implementation

and success of best management practices at broad

scale and paddock scale;

•  use the results of performance monitoring to review

and refine the Brockman River catchment

Management Plan at all scales, and;

•  review and revise this management plan every 5

years.


Catchment management depends 

upon our commitment. 

Let’s all work together to bring the catfish

back to the Brockman.

4.5

Water and Rivers Commission

Natural Resource Management Plan for the Brockman River Catchment

Table 8:  Actions to protect and enhance water quality.

Objective 1

To protect and enhance the quality of the water in the waterways, lakes and groundwater to meet the needs of the

community and environment.

No net increase

in the mean

annual salinity

as measured at

Tanamerah and

Yalliawirra

gauging stations.

A reduction in

turbidity levels

and sediment

loads in the

waterways

within the

catchment.

Maintain the

levels of heavy

metals, total

nitrogen and

total phosphorus

below the target

limits set by

Environment

Australia for

aquatic


ecosystems.

Assess and

monitor

water quality.



Decrease the

input of


nutrients and

other


pollutants

into the


waterways.

Identify all sources of pollution

by establishing a sampling

program along the Brockman

River and major tributaries then

prioritise sources of key

pollutants.

Continue to use data from the

Water and Rivers Commission

gauging stations (Tanamerah and

Yalliawirra) to monitor changes in

the salinity and quantity of water

in the Brockman River.

Encourage community

involvement in continued ground

and surface water quality

monitoring in the Brockman

River catchment to determine

changes.

Encourage schools to become

involved in the Ribbons of Blue

program to monitor water quality.

Encourage the use of soil and

tissue testing to determine the

optimum timing, method and

rates of application, and types of

fertilizers to be applied.

Review with landholders the

flight path of aircraft spraying

crops or spreading fertiliser to

decrease or eliminate the impacts

of spray drift on vegetation and

nutrients entering waterways.

Encourage landholders to prevent

direct access of livestock to

watercourses to reduce nutrient

input.

WRC, LCDCs,



CMGs,

Landholders

WRC, CMG

LCDCs, CMGs

Landholders,

Community 

LCDCs, CMGs

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TARGETS

STRATEGY

ACTIONS

STAKE-

TIME

PRIORITY

HOLDERS FRAME

4.6

Water and Rivers Commission

Natural Resource Management Plan for the Brockman River Catchment

Define the

limits of

sustainable

water use for

groundwater

within 5 years.

Use water

resources below

sustainable

limits within 10

years.


Maintain water

regimes in

wetlands

sufficient for

wetland

ecosystems.



All schools

within the

catchment

involved in the

Ribbons of Blue

program.


All local

government

town planning

schemes to

incorporate

water sensitive

design

principles in 10



years.

Improve


management

of saline

water.

Manage drains to minimize runoff



velocities and volumes to ensure

the control of nutrient and

sediment loads within acceptable

limits.


Eliminate or reduce polluting

activities by asking landholders to

clean up any source of pollution

on their property. In the case of

serious point-source pollution and

encouragement doesn’t work, the

Local Government Authority will

contact the DEP to request their

assistance.

Ensure that weed and pest control

programs in the bushland near

rivers and creeks are carried out

in a responsible manner to avoid

waterway contamination.

Implement pollution control

measures to ensure discharges of

effluent such as agricultural

chemicals and intensive

agriculture wastewater into

receiving waterways are within

acceptable levels.

Design contingency plans with

the Local Government Authority,

Water and Rivers Commission

and State Emergency Service to

handle a major chemical spill in

or near a major waterway.

Encourage revegetation of

landscape where possible to

reduce the recharge into the

groundwater and waterways.

Publicise and enforce drainage

controls for surface and deep

drainage to ensure the volume and

salinity of the water discharged

off-site does not adversely affect

neighbouring properties or

waterways.

WRC,

AgWA


Landholders

WRC, DEP


LGAs

Landholders

CALM

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Landholders

WRC, DEP


LGAs

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TARGETS

STRATEGY

ACTIONS

STAKE-

TIME

PRIORITY

HOLDERS FRAME

4.7

Water and Rivers Commission

Natural Resource Management Plan for the Brockman River Catchment

TARGETS

STRATEGY

ACTIONS

STAKE-

TIME

PRIORITY

HOLDERS FRAME

Educate 80% of

the people in the

catchment about

current best

management

practice to

reduce saline

water, nutrient,

sediment and

chemical input

into the surface

and groundwater

in the catchment.

Implement

water


sensitive

design


immediately.

Promote


sustainable

water use.

Develop and implement current

best management practices for

retaining on-site and managing

saline water from

agricultural/horticultural property.

Organise a meeting involving

CALM, landholders and

community members to review

the artificial maintenance of water

levels in Lake Chittering.

Ensure that new subdivisions

(urban, rural living, industrial,

and intensive agricultural) are

located to minimise nutrient and

pollutant input to the water cycle

and incorporates water sensitive

design.

Incorporate water-sensitive design



into Town Planning Schemes. 

Implement appropriate controls

and management measures such

as retention basins to strip

sediment and other undesirable

components from stormwater to

ensure runoff quality from urban

developments is within acceptable

limits.

Provide public information and



guidelines to residents, industry

associations and commercial users

on water-sensitive design and best

practices

Regulate through the appropriate

authorities, the pumping of water

from the river to ensure equitable

distribution between landholders,

community and environmental

requirements.

Encourage the community to

adopt water conservation

principles throughout the

catchment.

AgWA, WRC,

DEP,  LGAs

CALM, LGAs,

WRC 


Landholders

Community,

CMGs

WAPC


LGAs

AgWA


LGAs

WAPC


LGAs

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WRC 

LGAs


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WAPC


WRC 

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LCDCs, CMGs,

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4.8

Water and Rivers Commission

Natural Resource Management Plan for the Brockman River Catchment

TARGETS

STRATEGY

ACTIONS

STAKE-

TIME

PRIORITY

HOLDERS FRAME

Table 9:  Actions to reduce and prevent the spread of salinity and soil degradation. 

Objective 2

To reduce and prevent the spread of salinity and soil degradation; ensure sustainable land use and increase profitable

production.

Halt the rise of

groundwater

levels in the

catchment in 20

years.

No net increase



in area of soil

affected by

salinity.

Reduce the level

of in stream

salinity within

the

subcatchments



north of

Bindoon.


Increase the

productivity of

saline land by

50%.


Identify all areas

of potential wind

and water

erosion and

undertake

remedial action

on 50% of sites

in 10 years.

Assess soil

salinity and

degradation

in the


catchment.

Improve


ground and

surface water

management.

Identify areas susceptible to soil

salinity and waterlogging within

the catchment.

Identify and manage “hot spots”

for soil degradation, nutrient and

sediment export.

Identify areas within the

catchment susceptible to wind and

water erosion.

Use clearing and development

controls to protect native

vegetation on large and small

parcels of land.

Rehabilitate and stabilize eroded

areas to control recharge and

increase water use.

Encourage landholders to

undertake current best

management practices in areas

experiencing waterlogging and

soil salinity to lower the

groundwater and rehabilitate

degraded lands.

Develop and encourage

landholders to undertake current

best management practices for

irrigated horticulture, pasture and

crops to reduce run off and

recharge to groundwater.

Trial and encourage landholders

to undertake alternative farming

strategies such as alley farming

and woodlots to reduce recharge

to groundwater.

AGWA, LCDCs,

CMGs,

Landholders



LGAs

AGWA WRC,

Landholders

LCDCs, CMGs

AGWA, LGAs

LCDCs, CMGs

Landholders

AGWA, LGAs

LCDCs, CMGs

Landholders,

AGWA, LGAs

AGWA


LCDCs, CMGs

LGAs


AGWA, CMGs

LCDCs,  LGAs

Landholders

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4.9

Water and Rivers Commission

Natural Resource Management Plan for the Brockman River Catchment

TARGETS

STRATEGY

ACTIONS

STAKE-

TIME

PRIORITY

HOLDERS FRAME

All subdivision

applications

assessed


according to

land capability

and suitability.

Establish 50

hectares of

perennial pasture

in 5 years.

Educate 50% of

the people in the

catchment in

current best

management

practices for

irrigated

horticulture and

erosion control

within 5 years.

Implement

erosion

control.


Improve land

use planning.

Encourage

further salinity

research.

Develop and encourage

landholders to undertake

appropriate best management

practices such as grade banks for

surface water control to manage

the quantity and quality of runoff

from paddocks.

Construct roaded catchments

(sealed with clay) on recharge

areas to divert fresh water into

dams for use in irrigation.

Develop and implement best

management practices such as no

till farming in consultation with

landholders and community to

address the loss of topsoil and soil

fertility.

Encourage landholders to under-

take erosion control in areas exp-

eriencing wind and water erosion.

Encourage landholders to replace

annual pasture systems with

perennial pastures to ensure

continuous soil cover.

Encourage the development of

farm management plans that

identify land capability and

ensure sustainability of land uses.

Scrutinise subdivision

applications to ensure protection

of natural resources in perpetuity.

Ensure all re zoning considers

land capability to guarantee the

most appropriate and sustainable

use of land.

Locate rural residential and urban

areas so they do not impinge on

agricultural land or remove

valuable agricultural soils and

microclimates from production.

Encourage and support further

research into saltland agronomy.

AGWA


Landholders

LCDCs, CMGs

Landholders

CMGs


AGWA, 

LCDCs,


Landholders

AGWA,


Landholders

LCDCs, CMGs

AGWA

Landholders



LCDC, CMGs

AGWA, LGAs

LCDCs, CMGs

Landholders

LGAs, DEP,

WAPC, AGWA,

WRC Community

LGAs, DEP

WAPC

LGAs, WAPC.



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4.10

Water and Rivers Commission

Natural Resource Management Plan for the Brockman River Catchment

TARGETS

STRATEGY

ACTIONS

STAKE-

TIME

PRIORITY

HOLDERS FRAME

Complete


foreshore

assessments of

the major

tributaries of the

Brockman River

in 5 years.

Fence to exclude

livestock and

rehabilitate the

riparian


vegetation on

50% of the main

channel of the

Brockman River

and 30% on

major tributaries

within 10 years.

Educate 50% of

the people in the

catchment about

river processes

and restoration

of riparian

habitat


Assess the

status of

waterways

and


wetlands.

Improve


management

of

waterways,



foreshores

and


floodplains.

Undertake a review of the

foreshore assessment of the

Brockman River, its major

tributaries and associated

wetlands to monitor the status of

riparian vegetation.

Establish and implement a

program to measure and monitor

river and wetland health using

aquatic fauna.

Encourage landholders to fence

off and rehabilitate all defined

watercourses.

Identify costs and provide

economic incentives to support

and encourage landholders to

manage protect and rehabilitate

foreshores and waterways to

enhance their natural functions. 

Protect riverbanks, wetlands and

foreshores by excluding livestock.

Develop methods of fuel

reduction in foreshore areas to

minimise fire risk.

Encourage the strategic planting

of floodplains using either native

plants or agro forestry woodlots

to restore floodplain function and

prevent the main river channels

from creating alternative courses.

Encourage the use of perennial

pasture species on floodplains to

ensure sustainable summer

grazing by livestock and

maximum water uptake.

WRC, CALM.

LCDCs


Community,

CMGs


WRC, CALM,

LCDCs


Community,

CMGs


LCDCs, CMGs,

Community,

WRC

LGAs


Community

LCDCs


WRC, LGAs,

LCDCs


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CMGs


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CMGs

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Table 10:  Actions to restore the natural functions of the river channels, foreshores, floodplains and wetlands.

Objective 3

To restore the natural functions of the river channels, foreshores, floodplains and wetlands through protection and

rehabilitation.



4.11

Water and Rivers Commission

Natural Resource Management Plan for the Brockman River Catchment

TARGETS

STRATEGY

ACTIONS

STAKE-

TIME

PRIORITY

HOLDERS FRAME

Improve the

planning

process to

protect

natural


resources.

Research and trial native pasture

species for use on the floodplains.

Promote sustainable grazing

practices on the floodplains to

prevent overgrazing and

compaction.

Raise landholder and community

awareness of river processes and

restoration of the riverine habitat

through field days and

workshops.

Ensure that infrastructure such as

bridges, river crossings, culverts

and fencing across channels

doesn’t interfere with the natural

flow of the waterways and cause

local flooding or contribute to

erosion.

Develop and implement river

restoration plans for the

Brockman River, major tributaries

and wetlands to restore and

prevent further damage to the

riverbed and banks and protect

assets such as fringing vegetation,

fences and buildings. 

Negotiate with Local Government

to ensure adequate setbacks from

waterways of new horticultural

enterprises are enforced as

conditions of development.

Negotiate with Local Government

to include fencing of waterways,

rehabilitation and protection of

foreshores, and building

envelopes to prevent building on

floodplains as conditions for

subdivision.

AGWA


AGWA

LCDCs, CMGs

WRC 

LCDCs, CMGs



WRC, LGAs,

MRWA


Landholders

WRC,


Rivercare

Officer, LGAs

CMGs

LGAs, WRC, 



AGWA

CMGs


LGAs

WRC 


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