Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) across the state are currently reviewing and upgrading their Catchment Action Plans. The existing Catchment Action Plans were developed in 2004-05 and knowledge, information and data has advanced significantly since then. The Catchment Action Plan upgrades will allow this new information to be considered against community values to ensure a collaborative plan is developed and implemented.
The new Catchment Action Plan will be a whole of government and whole of community plan. The task of facilitating the upgrade has been given to CMAs, however the final plan will reflect and encourage investment from government agencies, non government organisations and community members including identifying targets for relevant collaborators.
We are working collaboratively towards improving the health of the Lachlan Catchment landscape. The upgrade will ensure we are on track towards achieving healthier landscapes across the Lachlan Catchment over the next 10 years and to ensure we are all working together towards common visions.
The Catchment Action Plan ugrade will be a significant move towards more effective and collaborative investments which reflect not only community values but also recognise the resilience of our socio-ecological systems.
The vision for the Lachlan CMA is to develop a Catchment Action Plan which is - a whole of catchment tool to encourage, guide and attract investment to achieve desired outcomes, targets and priorities in natural resource management.
The upgraded Catchment Action Plan will be submitted to Minister Hodgkinson on 1st February 2013.