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Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) are responsible for the integrated planning and coordination of land, water and biodiversity management in all catchment and land protection regions.

They have a key role to advise on flood mitigation, provide support to flood response, and lead flood recovery programs where they have the resources to conduct works.

Catchment Management Authority boards

Under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 the board of a Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is responsible for the following:

  • the strategic planning of the CMA
  • deciding policies of the CMA
  • management of the affairs of the CMA and
  • appointment of a person as the CEO of the CMA.

There are a range of obligations on board members of public entities including those under the Public Administration Act 2004.

Read the guide to governing in the water sector for an overview of the governance and legislative framework that regulates the Victorian water and catchments sector.

On Board - governance guide

On board – governance guide is a collection of useful information and resources to help board members understand the role and responsibility of a public entity.

Page last updated: 08/09/23