People who farm and manage land, live in towns, work, volunteer or go to school all have a role to play in renewing the Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS) for 2021-27.
The North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is leading the renewal of the RCS, a strategy for the North Central CMA region (map below). The strategy is an important planning document that reflects the values and aspirations of the regional community.
The RCS defines a long-term vision and outcomes for land, water, and biodiversity management. It identifies priority places to direct investment. Renewal of the RCS is a great opportunity to review and reset for 2021-27, considering current challenges and opportunities.
The new RCS will have an increased emphasis on aligning with the aspirations of the region's Traditional Owners and responding to climate change.
We are working with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning so that biodiversity related outcomes from this consultation will also inform their regional Biodiversity Response Planning.
Have your say
We are currently collating feedback provided via the online survey and interactive map, which was open between 3 March and 1 June. A summary of outcomes will be reported back here. Those who contributed and provided an email address, will be notified when that occurs.
Five Regional Roundtable workshops were planned for March, but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. We are committed to hearing from our communities and intend to reschedule face-to-face workshops when it is safe to do so. We are also planning some remote engagement activities as an alternative (if necessary) and complementary way of building on the feedback collected to date.
For more information on COVID-19 you can refer the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
The 2021-27 North Central RCS will define Local Areas that reflect the region’s unique communities. Our current thinking is shown on the map below - four areas based on dominant land use and demographics. We want to know if these boundaries make sense to the people who live and work in the region. We also want to better understand; the key issues, challenges and priorities for the communities in each area.
Hover over the icons on the RCS Local Area Map below to view information about each Local Area. Feedback about these Local Areas and other aspects of the RCS, has been captured in the online survey below, which is now closed. There will be further opportunities to comment in the next stage of consultation.
Privacy Collection Notice
The North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) are committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.
The information you provide will be used to inform the development of Regional Catchment Strategy 2021-27 and regional Biodiversity Response Planning. Your contact details will be used to keep you informed of the process including further opportunities for input.
You may access the information you have provided by contacting Nina Cunningham, Project Manager at the North Central CMA via 5440 1853 or firstname.lastname@example.org