Soil Event

DPI is running a soils field day with a range of speakers. Click on the flyer for more information.

DPI Subsoil Constraints Field Day Flyer – Yaloak Estate Ballan

Riparian Habitat Corridors

Beyond Bolac was successful in receiving $150,700 from the Caring for our Country funding round. The project will enhance ten kilometres of riparian vegetation along key sections of the Fiery Creek. Tubestock planting, direct seeding, fencing to control grazing, and weed control will increase the quality of riparian habitat and augment natural regeneration.

Please contact Bill Sharp if you are interested in being involved.

2012 Lake Bolac Eel Festival

This year’s theme is Flow – of lava, water and story. March 24.


Lake Bolac Eel Festival Poster

Landcare Facilitator for Beyond Bolac

DSE has announced today that Beyond Bolac is one of the groups to receive funding for a Landcare Facilitator.  This is exciting news for the group, who has a part time Facilitator funded by The Norman Wettenhall Foundation.  This new position is going to strengthen Beyond Bolac’s work and help to bring the vision to life.  More details in the media release below.


Landcare Coordinator Positions

Making the Most of Your Wetlands

Wed 2 November 9am

The catchment of the Fiery Creek contains perhaps the most wetlands of any catchment in the Glenelg Hopkins region, with a very diverse range from drained and ‘dry’ to almost permanent wetlands.  At the moment so many are full for the first time in about 15 years, changing the potential management of them almost completely.

Beyond Bolac Catchment Action Group invites you to attend a wetlands forum, starting at the Streatham Hall at 9am.  The forum will include a wetlands visit, and a diverse range of interesting speakers.  Email Bill Sharp to book a spot or phone 0418 542 687.

Flood Recovery Program

Money is available for repair works for landowners affected by the floods.  Call Peter Waldron or Dion Borg at the Glenelg Hopkins CMA on
5571 2526 for more information.

Native Grass Plantation Working Bee

Sat 14 May 9:00am-5:00pm and Sun 15 May 9:00am-12:00pm at the Lake Bolac Boatshed

Lake Bolac Landcare and Beyond Bolac members, friends and family are invited to help create a plantation of native grasses on the steep slope near the boatshed at Lake Bolac. A dedicated team of Eel Festival visitors will be on site to help lay the weed mat and plant several thousand native grasses and flowers specially propagated for the site by David Franklin. You are invited to contribute several hours to the project and share a BBQ lunch both days. Morning and afternoon tea will also be provided. A general invitation has been issued to the Lake Bolac Community and we are hoping to have LB College students participate on Friday and /or Monday.

Please come and lend a hand with this exciting project. Bring gardening gloves, wear strong shoes and old clothes.  For more information, contact
Nolene Fraser: 5350 2268 or 0438 502268

DPI Soil Workshops and Funding

Here are some excellent workshops for landholders, being run by DPI.  All the contact information is contained on the flyer.  Click to open.  If you are having trouble opening the attachments, either email Hayley Malloy on or call her on 5355 0523 to book your place.


Interpreting soils
Soil acidity and pastures
Acidity and salinity grants

Beyond Bolac receives $30,000

The Beyond Bolac project receives its third grant from The Norman Wettenhall Foundation.  Executive Officer of the Foundation, Beth Mellick, travelled to Lake Bolac to present the community group with the $30,000 cheque.  Funds are to support the wages of the project’s facilitator, as well as other people and resources during the implementation of their plan.  The plan includes mapping environmental assets across the catchment in order to produce a snapshot of what the area contains.  This will help the group with funding applications and future conservation work.  The group will be seeking information from landholders, as well as working with the CMA.

DPI Salinity Grants and Information


If you would like to apply for a salinity grant through DPI here are the forms and information:
– Grant Information letter to landholders
– Expression of interest form
– Salinity grant application form
– Fact sheets


Warrnambool Standard article re recent rains

Click on the link to read the article that appeared in the Warrnambool Standard newspaper after the winter 2010 rains.
Rain Revives Town and its Lost Lake

Lake Bolac is full

Lake Bolac is full for the first time since 2001