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Community voice in catchment management

Tuesday 2 December, 2008
Two Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority implementation committees have combined to become one to ensure the community is actively involved in decisions regarding the long term sustainability of the uplands and plains of the Goulburn Broken catchment.

Two Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority implementation committees have combined to become one to ensure the community is actively involved in decisions regarding the long term sustainability of the uplands and plains of the Goulburn Broken catchment.

 

This new committee, called the Uplands and Plains Implementation Committee, will provide strategic advice and oversee the implementation of natural resource management programs delivered by the CMA and its partners, the Department of Sustainability and Environment and the Department of Primary Industries.

 

The Authority's CEO Bill O'Kane said the Upper Goulburn and Mid Goulburn Broken Implementation Committees have been combined into one committee to better integrate community's opinions and priorities for the implementation of the Landscape Strategy, a component of the Regional Catchment Strategy.

 

"The combined Implementation Committee is a community based committee drawing representatives from across the upper catchment and plains of the Goulburn and Broken rivers. The members have responsibility for liaison with the communities and local government representatives from Mitchell, Murrundindi, Mansfield, Strathbogie, Benalla and Moira shires."

 

Mr O'Kane said that he is pleased to announce the Implementation Committee members.

"The Uplands and Plains IC will meet every six weeks to plan future programs based on policy and community opinion, and report directly on these matters back to the Board of the CMA"

 

"On behalf of the GB CMA I would like to welcome the new committee members. At the CMA we strongly believe that the best way to get change and improve land and water management in the catchment is to involve members of the community in the decision-making process," said Mr O'Kane. Catchment Management Authorities were formed in Victoria in 1994 through the creation of the Catchment and Land Protection Act.

 

 

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For more information please contact

Tony Kubeil at GB CMA on 5761 1619

Stacey Brauman at Impress Publicity on 0400 644 637