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Love Our Lakes

‘Love our Lakes’ is a community education portal for sharing knowledge and learning about the uniqueness and importance of the Gippsland Lakes, Victoria.

GippsDairy and Dairy Australia, in partnership with West Gippsland CMA, Southern Rural Water and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources have produced five case studies to showcase the efforts that dairy farmers and the dairy industry have made towards preserving and protecting the Gippsland Lakes.

The case studies highlight actions taken by farmers in the Macalister Irrigation District and in the upper catchments of rivers to preserve the water quality of the Gippsland Lakes.

The case studies have also been developed into two YouTube clips that show how both dryland and irrigation farmers with a social conscience are managing their farms, and how governments and organisations are working with the dairy industry to ensure the Gippsland Lakes are not negatively impacted by actions in the catchments.

You can view the two videos below:

Southern Rural Water acknowledges and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and waters on which we work and live, and we respect their deep and ongoing connection to Country. For more about the First Nations peoples on whose Country we work, click here.