March 28, 2022

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and Barwon Water have formalised their partnership by signing a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The agreement formalises the long history of partnership between the Corangamite CMA and Barwon Water, focusing on joint action to maintain and improve shared outcomes and regional prosperity.

The strong partnership between the Corangamite CMA and Barwon Water dates back to the inception of the Corangamite CMA in 1997.

Since then, the two organisations have worked together to deliver programs including waterway protection projects, citizen science activities through Waterwatch, water focused school education programs, and two current flagship waterway projects, the Living Moorabool and the Upper Barwon Flagship.

This MoU strengthens the collaborative relationship between the two authorities and promotes cooperation and joint action to maintain and improve the Corangamite region’s catchment health.

Corangamite CMA Chair Cath Jenkins said the two agencies have supported each other for decades and were committed to continuing to work together. 

“I welcome this important agreement which formalises and strengthens the existing relationship between the Corangamite CMA and Barwon Water. I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively to achieve the common goal of maintaining and improving catchment health,” said Mrs Jenkins.

Barwon Water Deputy Chair Elaine Carbines said that the two agencies have a lot in common:

“Both Barwon Water and the Corangamite CMA are committed to preserving and enhancing the natural environment, supporting landowners and other stakeholders and providing community education opportunities for people to learn more about our waterways and future water security.”

“Barwon Water is committed to a partnership approach towards building a thriving and prosperous region. The strongest outcomes are built through combined effort and inter-agency cooperation and collaboration.”

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