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A new approach for managing our catchment

Monday 3 November, 2008
The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) is seeking public comment on the regions new Dryland Landscape Strategy (DLS).

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GB CMA) is seeking public comment on the regions new Dryland Landscape Strategy (DLS).

Sharon Lewis DLS Project Manager from the GB CMA said the Dryland Landscape Strategy is a new natural resource management plan for the non irrigated parts of the Goulburn Broken Catchment (often referred to as the ‘dryland').

"The Dryland Landscape Strategy outlines a change in focus in the dryland towards a more integrated systems approach."

"Development of the Dryland Landscape Strategy involved investigating a range of issues, for example, how the GB CMA deals with tradeoffs, in particular the impact that revegetation can have on water yield."

Ms Lewis went on to say it has also investigated how the GB CMA can deliver multiple outcomes and increase the scale of the projects undertaken.

"The Dryland Landscape Strategy is not intended to replace current strategies and sub-strategies. Rather it is a strategy designed to improve strategic integration in the dryland."

"The document outlines a vision for the dryland and explains how we intend to achieve it. Six strategic directions for the dryland have been identified, as well as performance targets and strategic approaches and tasks," said Ms Lewis.

The Dryland Landscape Strategy can be viewed at the GB CMA's website. The GB CMA invites the community to provide comment on the draft Dryland Landscape Strategy. Comments can be provided to the Project Manager, Sharon Lewis by the 5th December 2008. It is expected the final Dryland Landscape Strategy will be released early in 2009.

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For more information please contact

Sharon Lewis at GB CMA on 5820 1100

Stacey Brauman at Impress Publicity on 0400 644 637