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Expression of Interest for NRM projects now open

Monday 3 December, 2012
The Expression of Interest for Natural Resource Management Projects in the Goulburn Broken Catchment in 2013-14 is now open. The regional community, agencies and other stakeholders are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for projects that address priorities of the catchment community.

The Expression of Interest for Natural Resource Management Projects in the Goulburn Broken Catchment in 2013-14 is now open. The regional community, agencies and other stakeholders are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for projects that address priorities of the catchment community.

The annual call for projects has been run by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) for over a decade and aims to capture ideas to address the priorities of the catchment community as articulated in the Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS) 2012-2018, and then align them to Victorian and Australian Government priorities, or other funding opportunities, once released.

The Goulburn Broken CMA CEO, Mr Chris Norman explains, "The Goulburn Broken CMA bids for and receives funding primarily from the Victorian and Australian Governments to undertake and coordinate natural resource management activities that will work toward achieving the objectives of the RCS".

"The majority of funds received by the Goulburn Broken CMA are used to fund projects and activities undertaken by a range of organisations and community groups across the Catchment. The EOI process enables the CMA to align projects with RCS priorities and helps to coordinate and match the ideas of organisations and community groups with the funding available from the Victorian and Australian Governments. "

Projects should align with one of the six investment areas listed in the Priorities Document of Biodiversity, Land Health, Community Engagement, Pest Plants and Animals, River and Wetland Health and Sustainable Irrigation. Within each investment area information is provided on the priorities for investment in 2013-14. These align to the strategic objectives, strategic priorities and management measures (or tasks/activities) within the RCS 2012-2018.

The Priorities Document, Guidelines on how to structure your EOI and the EOI form are now available on the Goulburn Broken CMA website at

http://www.gbcma.vic.gov.au/browse.aspx?ContainerID=groups

Proponents are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant CMA Program Manager as listed in the Guidelines prior to developing and lodging an EOI.

Applications close on Friday 14th December 2012. For more information and to obtain an EOI form visit

http://www.gbcma.vic.gov.au/browse.aspx?ContainerID=groups

or contact Darelle Siekman o9n 5820 1139.

Image: Goulburn Broken Catchment where projects must occur within.