Our supported groups
We support a number of smaller local producer, industry and landholder groups that focus on local initiatives, capacity building, networking and environmental outcomes.
We provide collaborations opportunities with these groups including joint events or projects. We also provide governance structure and administration assistance in some instances.
If you would like to discuss how we can collaborate or provide support to your group, please get in touch.
Moulamein Cropping Group
The Moulamein Cropping Group was established to provide agricultural extension and deliver cropping research relevant to the Moulamein area.
The group is made up of farmers and advisors who are interested in maximising crop productivity within the local region.
Areas of interest for the group involve the use of irrigation water restricted to autumn availability and alternate industry options that suit crop production under high yield situations.
We collaborated with MCG to create the Alternate Uses for Australian Rice Straw Information Booklet which you can find here.
Murrakool Land for Wildlife
Murrakool Land for Wildlife is a voluntary property registration scheme for landholders who wish to manage areas for biodiversity and wildlife habitat. The group promote wildlife conservation in the Murrakool area in the west of the Murray Catchment in NSW.
MLW runs sponsored wildlife surveys, field days, and has been involved in projects that protect and enhance Wildlife in the area.
We have collaborated with MLW on previous events such as the Murrakool Land for Wildlife Survey in 2003 and field days such as the Painted Snipe and Bittern Walk.
Young Country Networkers
Young Country Networkers was established in 2015 as an inclusive group for all members of the community within the Wakool Shire and surrounds, aged 18-45 to connect, drive and do. Their aim is to connect like-minded young people in the wider community to hold professional and social networking events in Wakool and surrounds.
They aim to be the driver of a collaborative voice for the younger generation in our community by actively engaging and supporting community and increase personal development, innovation, social capital and connectedness for the younger generation.
We have collaborated on the Young Farmers Business Program hosting three events including the Wakool Feedlot Day with The Young Country Networkers.
Barham Landcare aims to improve knowledge and appreciation of local native plants and is dedicated to the enhancement of the 10 hectare Federation Botanical Reserve on East Barham Road.
The Reserve was planted in 1999 and has over 125 species of plants endemic to the local area. For the twitchers, 130+ species of birds have been recorded at the site. The reserve is user friendly with walking tracks, interpretive signage and toilet facilities.
The group are also involved in the joint community Barham Lakes Project to improve ecological outcomes, the rehabilitation and revegetation of the Barham Lakes Precinct. More information about Barham Landcare and the Federation Botanical Reserve can be found here.
Edward Wakool Angling Association
The Edward Wakool Angling Association (EWAA) represents the collective interests of Angling Clubs in the Western Murray Catchment of NSW associated with the Edward and Wakool Rivers and related floodplain and creek complex.
Their aim is to exchange information between community groups and government agencies to provide strategic input into:
Get in touch or learn more about EWAA here.
Joint Indigenous Group
The Joint Indigenous Group (JIG) is made up of Barapa Barapa, Yorta Yorta, Deniliquin and Moama Local Aboriginal Land Councils. It is a sub group of the Koondrook Perricoota Alliance (KPA).
We work with the group collaboratively on project development and delivery. community engagement, educational opportunities, on ground Aboriginal cultural heritage surveys and protection , site rehabilitation, monitoring and evaluation and other activities that support the sustainable management of the Koondrook-Perricoota Forest and surrounding region.
Border Flywheelers Club
Established in 1995, the Border Flywheelers Club collects, restores, and exhibits the historical development of farm machinery, engines and other artefacts used by the farming community along the Murray-Darling Basin.
Located in Barham NSW, the collection can be found at their museum which is housed in the J.R. Jamieson & Co Brickworks building. A number of items have been carefully restored to their original working condition, while others are displayed as they were found.
The museum is proud to be the keeping place for many artefacts used by the local Barapa Barapa people. You can find out more by visiting their website.
Barham Angling Club
A cross border angling club based in Barham that promotes recreational fishing, restocking and community engagement in science and conservation.
Previous conservation research activities have been in genetic analysis and population structure assessment of Freshwater Catfish in the Barham Lake, and translocation of catfish from the Barham Lakes to other refuge areas.
The group has been involved in Murray Crayfish translocation and tan a Murray Cray citizen science project to monitor the population and raise community awareness.
The group is also part of the Barham Lakes Project which involves the improvement of the native fish populations in the Barham Lakes Precinct. Find out more about this project here.
Koondrook Perricoota Alliance
The Koondrook Perricoota Alliance was established on 16 July 2013 to address third party impacts and ensure successful community engagement in the planning and delivery of managed watering events in the Koondrook-Perricoota Forest.
The group is an amalgamation between the Joint Indigenous Group (JIG) and the Community Operation and Planning Assessment Committee (COPAC). WMLIG provides the governance structure for the KPA and it's sub committees.
The KPA members consist of:
- Local landholders
- Joint Indigenous Group
- The Red Gum Timber Industry
- Wakool River Association
- Murray River Council
- Broader community representatives
An outline of the group and their terms of reference can be viewed here.
Central Murray Bestwool Bestlamb
CMBWBL was established in 2011 to service sheep producers in the Central Murray region in southern NSW and Northern Victoria. CMBWBL is part of the BestWool BestLamb network, supported by the Victorian Government of Primary Industries and Australian Wool Innovation Limited.
Members meet regularly for facilitated discussions, farm walks, training workshops and information sessions aimed at improving business profitability. They are encouraged to identify key issues and the best learning approaches to assist them to reach their individual business goals.
We provide administrative support and assist in producing communications materials for joint events with CMBWBL such as the annual Wakool Sheep Night and practical workshops such as Livestock Basics and Lifetime Ewe courses.
To contact CMBWBL, speak with Rick Ellis on 0428 372 357
Wakool River Association
The Wakool River Association was formed in representing the interests of landholders that live and work along the Wakool River.
The group aims to highlight the major role that the Wakool River plays in the ecological and social viability of the Central Murray area.
The group successfully received funding in 2017 to produce a video to help educate and inform politicians and community about the geographical history, background and some key issues associated with the Edward-Wakool System. The video, Inland Delta: A Geological History of the Wakool System’ can be viewed here.
Wakool Landholders Association
The Wakool Landholders Group is a representative group that includes 350 landholders in the Wakool District of NSW. Members are predominantly irrigators, whose water is supplied from Murray Irrigation Limited and from the Wakool, Niemur and Edward Rivers.
The group have been involved in various projects including the purchase of a water trailer promoting a modern irrigation farm to help support farm planning and management of water in a sustainable way for both the environment and productive outcomes.
The water trailer is available free of charge to community members, such as local schools and community groups for education purposes.