Partnerships are essential for achieving healthy catchments and improving our environment. The signing of ten new Catchment Partnership Agreements, co-ordinated by CMAs, is also strengthening collaboration regionally to deliver on-ground integrated catchment management. The 135 signatories include government agencies, local government, water corporations, Traditional Owners, industry groups, and community groups such as Landcare.

CMAs and water corporations sit in a circle and discuss collaborative planning
Collaborative planning and delivery session with Goulburn Valley Water, Goulburn Broken CMA, Wimmera CMA, Trust for Nature, Corangamite CMA, and Lonsdale Systems Group. Photo credit: DELWP.

To date we have brought together over 200 catchment management partners from across Victoria annually to share challenges, ideas, solutions and to strengthen relationships. The Our Catchments, Our Communities 2017 Catchments Summit ‘Working Better Together’ and the 2018 Catchments Summit ‘Strengthening Catchment Partnerships’ provided the chance to do just that.

2018 Catchments Summit – Key ideas and messages (DOCX, 5.1 MB)

Key achievements to date

  • Over 74 management agreements have been made with landholders for fencing, revegetation and the management of pests and animals.
  • The 10 Catchment Partnership Agreements include 135 partners and 87 non-signatory partners.

DELWP investors and Glenelg Hopkins CMA steering committee and project team members including Nature Glenelg Trust at Green Swamp.
DELWP investors and Glenelg Hopkins CMA steering committee and project team members including Nature Glenelg Trust at Green Swamp. Photo credit: Clem Sturmfels.

Wetlands of the Greater Grampians, Walker Swamp Restoration - Glenelg Hopkins CMA

“We have been really rapt with the partnerships we have established in this case. The CMA have been working with us in this area for the last five years and on this particular concept for the last couple of years. They have been the major contributor towards the funding of this site.”

Mark Bachmann, Nature Glenelg Trust

A planning session with a room of people
Plenary session ‘New Directions for Integrated Catchment Management’. Photo credit: DELWP

2018 Catchments Summit  

“It really was a great networking opportunity for natural resource management.”

“Presentations that involved CMAs and their partners. That was great symbolism.”

“It was an opportunity to meet with others working on similar projects and exchange lessons learnt.”

Survey responses from participants at the 2018 Catchments Summit

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