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Statements of Obligations

The Authority currently operates under two Acts.

Statement of Obligations CaLP Act 1994

This Statement is issued under section 19E(1)(a) of the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 (CaLP Act) and relates to existing functions and responsibilities of Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) under the CaLP Act 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 and Environment and the Authority; and
  • Reflect an integrated and sustainable approach to catchment management.

This Statement complements, and should be read in conjunction with, the Statement of Obligations for CMAs issued under the Water Act 1989.

Statement of Obligations Water Act 1989

This Statement is issued under the provisions of the Water Act 1989 and relates to existing functions, responsibilities and powers of CMAs under the Water Act as well as associated government policy. It includes responsibilities for the management of the environmental water reserve.

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 are mandatory in the operation of a CMA and which obligations must be performed to the extent that funding is provided; and
  • Reflect an integrated and sustainable approach to the management of river health.

This Statement complements, and should be read in conjunction with, the Statement of Obligations for CMAs issues under the CaLP Act 1994.