Regional Catchment Strategy

Regional Catchment Strategy Renewal

The Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy is due for renewal as required under the Catchment and Land Protection Act.  The Victorian Catchment Management Council in conjunction with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Catchment Management Authorities have developed guidelines (approved by the Minister) which all CMAs are using as the basis for renewal.  The Regional Catchment Strategy will provide the basis of Integrated Catchment Management across the Corangamite region and will contribute to state-wide outcomes.

RCS is now live on Engage Victoria

Earlier this year, we asked you to help shape the Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS) for 2021-27. Many of you attended our online RCS workshops, where you contributed your opinions. We have taken the feedback provided to us from these community workshops and have revised the RCS. Your local knowledge, priorities and ideas have helped shape this new RCS. We value your input and look forward to continuing to hear from you. The RCS is now live on Engage Victoria, ready for your feedback.

Keep updated on the RCS

Subscribe below to the RCS E-newsletter for regular updates of the engagement process for the draft RCS.

Past Issues:

March 2021 – RCS Portal Live

February 2021 – Have Your Say On The RCS

What is the Regional Catchment Strategy?

  • The Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy is a blueprint for catchment health. It provides a strategic, integrated framework for natural resource management in the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority’s region of Victoria.

Why is it important?

  • The Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy identifies desired regional outcomes and priorities, as well as describing an approach for further inclusion of local priorities. It is an overarching strategic framework for action
  • It provides the principles for appropriate, integrated land and water management within the region by identifying roles and responsibilities of those involved in the management of such land and water- based assets.
  • It identifies the various systems that drive land and water management within the regional context and provides the basis of integrated place-based action.’

The Regional Catchment Strategy will largely be focused on 9 geographic areas

Community and Stakeholder Engagement

Online RCS Community Workshops

Collaborative online workshops were delivered for each Landscape System to develop localised vision and high level outcomes for the new Regional Catchment Strategy. Below are the workshop dates (2 for each Landscape System, workshop 2 builds on discussions from workshop 1).

Landscape SystemWorkshop 1Workshop 2
Geelong16-Feb-2021 5-7pm30-Mar-2021 5-7pm
Basalt Plains17-Feb-2021 5-7pm29-Mar-2021 5-7pm
Northern Uplands23-Feb-2021 5-7pm06-Apr-2021 5-7pm
Bellarine Surf Coast24-Feb-2021 5-7pm14-Apr-2021 5-7pm
Ballarat01-Mar-2021 5-7pm12-Apr-2021 5-7pm
Heytesbury02-Mar-2021 12-2pm07-Apr-2021 12-2pm
Western District Lakes03-Mar-2021 5-7pm31-Mar-2021 5-7pm
Barwon Plains09-Mar-2021 5-7pm13-Apr-2021 5-7pm
Otway Coast10-Mar-2021 5-7pm19-Apr-2021 5-7pm

Online community RCS workshops have now concluded.

Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy 2013–2019

The Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy 2013–2019 provides a vision for the integrated management of natural resources in the Corangamite region. It is a blueprint for catchment health in the future and builds on the achievements and lessons from the past.

At the heart of the Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS) is the need to encourage the community to participate in the protection, restoration and enhancement of natural resources across the Corangamite landscape.

A motivated community, combined with sound science, increased knowledge and adequate resources, is essential for improving the health and productivity of the catchment.

More than two-thirds of the catchment is private land managed by rural landholders, and without their participation, investment and knowledge, we will not realise the vision in this strategy – a healthy Corangamite catchment valued by engaged communities.

Alice Knight OAM
Chairman, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority