What we do

The responsibilities of the East Gippsland CMA under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 and the Water Act 1989 are met through waterways and land programs guided by the Regional Catchment Strategy and its supporting strategies and plans.

Estuary Openings

We monitor the health of the estuaries and their potential closures and re-openings.

Floodplain Management

We are responsible for the oversight of statutory planning issues on our floodplains.


We co-ordinate the distribution of funding for Landcare activities within the region.

Gippsland Lakes

We work together with partners to improve the health of the Gippsland Lakes.

Regional Landscape

We work with a number of partners to improve the health of many landscapes across the region.

Waterway Health

We work with landholders, partner agencies and communities throughout the region.

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.