Help shape the future of the Broken system

The Broken River near Shepparton.

Community members are being invited to have their say on the future of the Broken system at a series of community drop-in sessions.

The Broken system encompasses an area of more than 7000 square kilometres. It includes the section of the Broken River between Lake Nillahcootie and the Goulburn River, as well as part of the Upper Broken Creek.

Concerns about the long-term sustainability of the system were identified as part of the Broken System Review in 2020-22, which led to the establishment of a Broken Reconfiguration Feasibility Study.

The study aims to identify options for the Broken system to best meet the long-term needs and aspirations for entitlement holders and other key stakeholders.

Goulburn-Murray Water water delivery services general manager Warren Blyth encouraged people interested in the future of the system to attend the drop-in sessions.

“To support the feasibility study we established a consultative committee, which includes seven community representatives,” he said.

“The initial discussions the committee has had have been really productive, but we are keen to ensure we are representing the needs of the broader community in these discussions.

“The drop-in sessions will help us achieve this. They are a great opportunity for people to share their thoughts on what the key focus areas for the feasibility study should be.”

Sessions are being held on November 21, 22 and 27 at the Mokoan Hub and Café at 652 Lake Mokoan Rd, Winton North.

The sessions will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

An online session will also be held on Thursday, November 30 from 10am to 11am.

For more information or to RSVP, go to G-MW’s YourSay website: