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) 

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

Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group Membership Form and Fact Sheet

 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.





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Download this file (16 August 2016 Board Meeting Agenda.pdf)Board Agenda 16 August 2016Board Agenda 16 August 2016269 kB
Download this file (Agenda 14 February 2017.pdf)Board Agenda 14 February 2017 361 kB
Download this file (Agenda 28 March 2017.pdf)Board Agenda 28 March 2017Board Agenda 28 March 2017244 kB
Download this file (Agenda 9 May 2017.pdf)Board Agenda 9 May 2017Board Agenda 9 May 2017345 kB
Download this file (AGM Agenda 2016.pdf)AGM AGENDA 2016AGM AGENDA 2016275 kB
Download this file (AGM Nomination and self nomination Form 2016.pdf)Committee of Management Nomination FormNomination Form350 kB
Download this file (Board August 2016.pdf)Board Talk August 2016Board Talk August 2016127 kB
Download this file (Board Meeting Agenda 16 Feb 2016.pdf)Board Meeting Agenda 16 February 2016 232 kB
Download this file (Board Meeting Agenda 17 May 2016.pdf)Board Meeting Agenda 17 May 2016 289 kB
Download this file (Board Meeting Agenda 19 July 2016.pdf)Board Agenda 19 July 2016Board Agenda 19 July 2016282 kB
Download this file (Board Meeting Agenda 5 April 2016.pdf)Board Meeting Agenda 5 Apil 2016 289 kB
Download this file (Board Rules 2016.pdf)Rules for Committee of Management 2016Rules373 kB
Download this file (Draft minutes of LCG AGM  2015.pdf)Draft AGM Minutes 2015Draft AGM Minutes 2015170 kB
Download this file (Landcare Group Reports for Board Meeting  9 May 2017.pdf)Landcare Group Reports 9 May 2017 461 kB
Download this file (Landcare Groups Report 28th March 2017.pdf)Landcare Group Reports 28 March 2017 558 kB
Download this file (Landcare Groups Reports - 17 May 2016.pdf)Landcare Groups Reports - 17 May 2016.pdfLandcare Group Report 17 May 2016476 kB
Download this file (Landcare Groups Reports August 2016.pdf)Landcare Groups Reports August 2016Landcare Groups Reports August 2016325 kB
Download this file (Landcare Groups Reports for LCG Board Meeting 14 Februaru 2017.pdf)Landcare Groups Report 14 February 2017 454 kB
Download this file (Landcare Groups Reports for LCG Board Meeting 28 June 2016.pdf)Landcare Group Report 28 June 2016 432 kB
Download this file (Membership Fact Sheet and Application Form.pdf)LCG Membership Form LCG Membership Form139 kB
Download this file (Summary of LCG Board Meeting 5 April 2016.pdf)Summary of Board Meeting 5 April 2016 284 kB
Download this file (YLCG Draft Constitution September 22 2016 Final edit.pdf)YLCG Draft Constitution YLCG Draft Constitution 262 kB
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The Leigh Catchment Group is happy to share the following information.

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

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Download this file (annual-2010-11.pdf)annual-2010-11.pdfLeigh Catchment Group Annual Report 2010-20111484 kB
Download this file (annual-2011-12.pdf)annual-2011-12.pdfLeigh Catchment Group Annual Report 2011-20121517 kB
Download this file (annual-2012-13.pdf)annual-2012-13.pdfLeigh Catchment Group Annual Report 2012-20139286 kB
Download this file (annual_2013_14.pdf)annual_2013_14.pdfLeigh Catchment Group Annual Report 2013-20147859 kB
Download this file (Ballarat_to_Barwon_cc9-1.pdf)Ballarat_to_Barwon_cc9-1.pdfBallarat to Barwon2467 kB
Download this file (Erosion.pdf)Erosion.pdfErosion 1613 kB
Download this file (Farmscaper.pdf)Farmscaper.pdfFarmscaper550 kB
Download this file (LCGCAPFinal_1_3.pdf)LCGCAPFinal_1_3.pdfLeigh Catchment Group Action Plan6160 kB
Download this file (Local_Plants.pdf)Local_Plants.pdfLocal Plants1661 kB
Download this file (Salinity_13-49-26.pdf)Salinity_13-49-26.pdfSalinity1524 kB
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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.

  • 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.