The North East Regional Catchment Strategy provides a long-term vision and blueprint for natural resource management and investment for north east Victoria.

The RCS is a whole-of-region strategy that reflects what those who live, work, visit and connect with north east Victoria are striving to achieve for natural resources within the region.

The North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) leads the development of the RCS, but it is not a strategy for any single organisation. It has been developed collaboratively with Traditional Owners/First Nations, community, Landcare and other government agencies.

A series of vision statements have been developed for the region. The statements reflect the long-term vision for the themes of land, water, biodiversity and community and for a series of local landscapes (illustrated below), looking to 2050.

The map shows the eight local landscapes identified for the purpose of local planning as part of the RCS.

Regional map and the eight RCS local landscapes

Strategy development

We have used resilience thinking, where the interactions between people and the environment are considered, to guide the RCS renewal.

For this strategy, resilience is defined as the ability of the people and environment in north east Victoria to cope with change, while continuing to function in a desired way. Resilience thinking helps to understand and manage dynamic systems such as regions or catchments.

How the Regional Catchment Strategy was developed

How to participate

Have a read of the draft North East RCS 2021-27 and complete the short online survey below. The feedback will be analysed to identify any required changes to content or strategic direction, prior to the finalisation of the RCS.

Next steps

You can also register to attend one of a number of online workshops. Details are available at the draft North East RCS website or at the North East CMA's website.

Privacy collection notice

The North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is 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 the North East Regional Catchment Strategy 2021-27.

You may access the information you have provided by contacting Di Thomas via 1300 216 513 or dianne.thomas@necma.vic.gov.au