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Regional Catchment Strategy

The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority

Healthy and productive lands and water cared for and enjoyed by thriving communities

The Corangamite CMA was established in 1997 to ensure the protection and sustainable development of land, vegetation and water resources within a boundary stretching from Geelong to Ballarat and along the Surf Coast to Peterborough.

Approximately 420,000 people live in the region’s 13,340 square kilometres of south-western Victoria and 175 kilometres of coastal fringe.

The region is defined by four river basins – the Moorabool, Barwon, Lake Corangamite and Otway Coast.

It includes all or part of the cities of Ballarat and Greater Geelong, the Borough of Queenscliffe and the shires of Moorabool, Surf Coast, Corangamite, Golden Plains, Colac Otway and Moyne.

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The Australian Government’s Wild Otways Initiative is a $6 million investment from the Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund to improve conservation outcomes in the Otways region.

Five Comissioned Sub Projects:

Deer & Pig Eradication

Fox & Cat Management

Phytophthora Management

Rewilding Species

Small Mammal Conservation

A total of $1 million is available over the life of the program, with individual grants of between $5,000 to $50,000 per year (ex GST) for up to 2 years duration being available to eligible groups. 

Get Involved

It takes the whole community to make our region thrive. There are so many reasons why volunteering is beneficial: social, educational, economic and environmental. Volunteering deepens your sense of belonging.

Now, more than ever, we need your help. What will your contribution to your neighbourhood be? We look forward to meeting you.

Water Watch


Citizen Science

Community Engagement Network

Land Care


Contact Us

The Corangamite CMA involves communities in planning and implementing works in the region.

If you would like to forward us your thoughts or ideas for future projects, or have a general enquiry please contact us at the address shown, or complete our contact form.

Colac Office

Colac Office
64 Dennis Street, Colac VIC 3250
PO Box 159, Colac, VIC 3250
T: 1800 002 262
F: 03 5232 2759

Hours: 8:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Geelong Office

Geelong Office
54A Corio St, Geelong VIC 3220

T: 1800 002 262
F: 03 5232 2759