Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group AGM

Is held in October.

The Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group Board consists of people who are members of one of the Landcare Groups which make up the Leigh Catchment Network or landholders within the Leigh Catchment Group. We hold at least six Board meetings annually. Our Board meeting dates our advertised on the events calendar on our home page. 

Our Board member are passionate about the environment and are committed to Landcare principles at the whole catchment level. If you would like to find out more information about the Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group Boards activities please view the following links:

Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group Incorporated, Rules for the Committee of Management (known as the Board) 

Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group Constitution pdfYLCG_Constitution_Final.pdf351.58 KB07/08/2018, 13:31

To become a member of the Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group please view the follow links:

pdfInformation_sheet_explaining_how___membership_works_Aug_2017_Draft.pdf127.15 KB24/08/2017, 15:03

pdfNomination-Application_for_Membership_of_the_Yarrowee_Leigh_Cactchment_Group_Inc.pdf79.39 KB24/08/2017, 15:03

To become a Board Member, please complete the nomination form below for the 2018 Annual General Meeting 

pdfAGM_Nomination_and_self_nomination_Form_2018.pdf115.62 KB07/08/2018, 13:37

Draft minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting

pdfDraft_minutes_of_2017_AGM.pdf184.3 KB07/08/2018, 13:41

Board Meeting Summmaries


Board Agendas


Landcare Group Reports

The Landcare Group Report provides an update on activites the different Landcare Groups within the Leigh Catchment Group have been been undertaking and planning for the future.


Corangamite Local Soil Survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LSAP2014


The Leigh Catchment Group is happy to share the following information.

Please click on a file name below, to download a document to your own computer.

When members from the Landcare community noticed that some common species in the landscape were declining, they decided action was required to prevent these iconic species disappearing forever. The four species identified were Banksia marginata (Silver Banksia), Allocasuarina littoralis (Black She-oak), Eucalyptus Yarraensis (Yarra Gum) and Eucalyptus pauciflora (Snow Gum). With funding through the state governments communities for nature program, over the course of the 4 year project, now coming to an end, approximately 12,000 indigenous species including 3,500 focal species were planted at Macs Road, Buninyong  and private land.

Silver Banksia (Banksia marginata)Silver Banksia web

Silver Banksia occurs in a large number of EVCs from heathlands, heathy woodlands, coastal vegetation, grassy woodlands, herb-rich woodlands and some forests. Within the Leigh Catchment it is found primarily in Damp Sands Herb-rich Woodland and Valley Grassy Forest. At a number of points, it is found on the edge of the basalt (the latest geological information is provided on the maps) and Banksias occupy the ecotone between Valley Grassy Forest and Plains Grassy Woodland, sometimes with Snow Gum. In the catchment it is present in the tree form, not the shrub (stunted) form found in the heathy (sandy) communities elsewhere.

Black Sheoak webBlack Sheoak (Allocasuarina littoralis)

Black Sheoaks are found within the catchment in Valley Grassy Forest, Damp Sands Herb-rich Woodland and Lowland Forest. It is occasionally present in Grassy Woodland although Drooping Sheoak is more typical. Where it is present it can be locally common (e.g. Pryors Road).

Snow Gum webLowland Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora)

Snow Gums are often found near the edge of the basalt flow where Valley Grassy Forest meets Plains Grassy Woodland. They seem to generally occupy the ecotone between EVCs and were never locally common. They have also been observed between Damp Sands Herb-rich Woodland and Grassy Woodland.

Yarra Gum webYarra Gum (Eucalyptus yarraensis)

The Yarra Gum has smaller fruits, rough bark and smaller, rounder leaves. It is found in seasonally waterlogged sites usually within Valley Grassy Forest (including Creekline Herb-rich Woodland) which are often brackish. In the Snake Valley/Carngham area (Mt Emu Catchment) it appears to be the main tree of Grassy Woodland extending onto the basalt (Plains Grassy Woodland) which has not been observed as extensively elsewhere. Also found in Sedgy Riparian Woodland sometimes with Brookers Gum.



Our Group formed in 1997 following recognition by the Landcare Groups of the Catchment that a combined and coordinated approach to management of the catchment would result in improved works and lead to an increase in funding for larger scale Natural Resource Management projects.


The Leigh Catchment covers an area of 890 square kilometres including the Yarrowee River which becomes the Leigh River at its confluence with Williamson’s Creek. The Leigh River flows into the Barwon River at Inverleigh. The Leigh Catchment contains a diverse range of topographic features from gently undulating hills, wide valleys and river flats, to steep escarpments and rocky gorges.

The catchment supports areas of significant remnant native vegetation including forests, woodlands, grasslands and wetlands occurring on private and public land. The Leigh River supports intact corridors of riparian vegetation with important fauna habitat values. Agriculture is the predominant land use in the catchment. The urban and semi urban areas of Ballarat are also a significant component of the catchment.

What we do

  • Liaise with Landcare Groups, landholders and government agencies to plan and develop projects for maximum benefit for the environment.
  • Coordinate project management, including site visits, inspections, organising contractors, managing funding, monitoring success and project evaluation.
  • Organise and run community days such as field days, plantings days, information sessions and school events.
  • Advertise and promote our activities and events through the Leighway newsletter, Victorian Landcare magazine, local papers, various magazines and Leigh Catchment website
  • Liaise with corporate partners for feedback and reporting.
  • Provide support and advise to local Landcare Groups and Landholders.

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