Statement Of Obligations

The Statement of Obligations is issued under the Catchment & Land Protection Act 1994 and Water Act 1989 and relate to existing functions and responsibilities of Catchment Management Authorities under the Acts as well as associated government policy.

It has been developed to:

  • Clarify the manner in which CMA activities should be undertaken and the level to which CMA activities should be performed, by specifying obligations which relate to the performance of broad legislative functions and policy responsibilities;
  • Specify which obligations shall be funded out of annual Corporate Allocations and/or Statutory Land Allocations and which obligations shall be funded as outlined in contracts or agreements between the Department of Sustainability & Environment and the Authority; and
  • Reflect an integrated and sustainable approach to catchment management.