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EGCMA Strategies, Plans and Reports

This section includes the East Gippsland Regional Catchment Strategy, and other plans and reports prepared by the Authority.

2015-2016 CMA Actions and Achievements Report
The 2015-2016 CMA Actions and Achievements Report highlights the actions and achievements delivered by catchment management authorities in 2015-2016. Victoria has a well-established integrated catchment management framework that seeks to conserve the environment, while maintaining and enhancing productivity from land and water resources.Providing a standardised ‘output’ approach, the plan reports actions delivered annually by funding administered by each of the ten Victorian CMAs; through partnerships with government agencies, industry, land managers and the wider community.

Gippsland Lakes Hinterland Vegetation Plan (8.9MB)
This Vegetation Plan establishes priorities for future investment into the management of native vegetation remnants and the establishment of additional areas of native vegetation within the GLH program area.

Gippsland Lakes Hinterland Vegetation Plan - Appendices (5.8MB)


2014-2015 CMA Actions and Achievements Report
The 2014-2015 CMA Actions and Achievements Report highlights the actions and achievements delivered by catchment management authorities in 2014-15 to benefit Victoria’s environment, communities and economy. It provides a standardised ‘output’ approach to reporting actions delivered annually by funding administered by each of the ten Victorian CMAs; through partnerships with government agencies, industry, land managers and the wider community.

East Gippsland Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption Plan

The plan describes what farmers, communities and organisations in East Gippsland are currently doing to adapt to seasonal variability; highlights the likely impacts from climate change and variability across East Gippsland; identifies potential opportunities arising from the projected changes; and offers a range of practical options to support adaptation and carbon sequestration on freehold land and associated primary industries. The plan also identifies significant opportunities for sequestration of ‘blue carbon’ in the region’s significant aquatic ecosystems.

2013-2014 CMA Actions and Achievements Report
The 2014 CMA Actions and Achievements Report highlights the practical actions delivered with Victorian Government funding in partnership between catchment management authorities, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria, water authorities, regional communities, local government, businesses and landholders.

The report provides case studies from each region to demonstrate the variety of projects underway across Victoria.  These projects are improving the environmental condition of Victoria’s waterways, land and biodiversity.

East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (2013). East Gippsland Regional Catchment Strategy 2013–2019. Bairnsdale: East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.

The East Gippsland Regional Catchment Strategy sets out the high level priorities for the East Gippsland region for the next six years. It provides an integrated planning framework for managing land, water and biodiversity in the region, in line with the requirements of the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994.

East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (2013). East Gippsland Waterway Strategy. East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, Bairnsdale.

The East Gippsland Waterway Strategy 2014–2022 provides a framework for the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, in partnership with other natural resource management agencies, traditional owners, the regional community and other stakeholders to improve the health of the region’s waterways over the next eight years. It delivers key elements of the state-wide approach outlined in the Victorian Waterway Management Strategy.
 

Understanding the environmental water requirements of the Gippsland Lakes system. Scoping Study (2MB)
This scoping study was the first stage of a project to determine the environmental water requirements of the Gippsland Lakes.

Understanding the environmental water requirements of the Gippsland Lakes system. Stage 2: Input to the Gippsland Region Sustainable Water Strategy (5MB)
This publication provides input to the Sustainable Water Strategy about the ecological consequences of possible changes in freshwater inflows from the tributaries to the Gippsland Lakes.

Environmental ResourceSmart Strategy
Through the Victorian Government’s Our Environment, Our Future - Sustainability Action Statement, all Government departments and agencies are expected to make the environment central to planning, operations and policy decisions.

This Authority has done this by making a commitment to reduce our environmental impacts through adopting an environment policy, setting key objectives and targets, developing an environmental management strategy to achieve our goals, and monitoring and reporting our achievements.

Snowy River Rehabilitation Plan
This plan fulfills a need identified by government agencies and community members to develop an overall integrated works plan to co-ordinate the implementation of all Snowy River rehabilitation activities.

Improving East Gippsland Rivers
This publication presents an overview of the East Gippsland CMA’s priorities for river health from 2007 to 2012.
The aim of the publication was to communicate the main goals for each of the major rivers in East Gippsland and the works that were being undertaken to achieve those goals.
Improving East Gippsland Rivers - pages 1-21 (3.6MB)
Improving East Gippsland Rivers - pages 22-46 (3.4MB)
Improving East Gippsland Rivers - pages 47-73 (2.9MB)

East Gippsland invasive plants and animals plan (PDF 5.1MB)
Invasive plants and animals (IPA) are a serious threat to East Gippsland's natural environment and agricultural industries. Over many years the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) has worked with the regional community to reduce the impact of invasive species that occur across the region and to prevent new invasive species from establishing in the region. This plan builds on past achievements and lessons to set a five-year direction for management of invasive plants and animals in East Gippsland.