Legislation

The Authority currently operates under two Acts.

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.

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.

Protected Disclosures

The East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority is required to establish and publish procedures under section 58 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2012. It is a requirement that these procedures are readily available to members of the public and employees of the Authority.

The purpose of the Act is to encourage and facilitate the making of disclosures of improper conduct and detrimental action by public officers and public bodies. It does so by providing certain protections for people who make a disclosure, or those who may suffer detrimental action in reprisal for making a disclosure. An essential component of this protection is to ensure that information connected to a protected disclosure, including the identity of the disclosure and the contents of the disclosure are kept strictly confidential.

The Act commenced operation on 10 February 2013.

East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority Protected Disclosures Procedure

Gift & Benefits

Gifts & Benefits Procedure

Gift Declaration Form

Gift Register 2018 – 2019

Consultancies valued at $10,000+

Details of consultancies valued at $10,000 or greater 2017-18

Details of consultancies valued at $10,000 or greater 2016-17

We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout East Gippsland and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future.