The East Gippsland terrestrial environment is dominated by native vegetation, which covers about 85% of the region. Most is public land in state forests, and national and other parks and reserves.
We coordinate project activities with partner agencies and community groups to deliver actions in the Regional Catchment Strategy. We monitor and report on RCS implementation progress.
Coordinating implementation of the Regional Catchment Strategy is a key responsibility under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994. RCS implementation depends heavily on our success in developing community and agency partnerships and co-operation in project planning, delivery, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
The Authority works with many project partners such as the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Parks Victoria, Landcare Groups and Networks, East Gippsland Shire Council, Trust for Nature, Greening Australia, Gippsland Plains Conservation Management Network, East Gippsland Rainforest Conservation Management Network, and Department of Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.
Delivery of projects funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme contribute to many actions of our Regional Catchment Strategy.