NEW STRATEGY FOR NORTH CENTRAL VICTORIAN CATCHMENTS

A vision for the care of the North Central catchment over the next six years has been released,
ensuring the land, water, and biodiversity of the area is managed sustainably.

The North Central Catchment Management Authority’s Regional Catchment Strategy will highlight
actions needed to protect and improve the region’s rivers, wetlands, grasslands, forests, and soil.

It also partners with Traditional Owners and enables self-determined participation and leadership to
care for Country, which has been identified as one of the highest priorities for the region.

The strategy will focus on combating climate change in the catchment and will ensure climate
impacts will be considered in decision making from now and into the future.

The North Central Region is home to 250,000 people, with bustling regional centres and a wide
range of agricultural land, including irrigation, large-scale cropping and mixed farming. This
catchment strategy will ensure collaboration with user groups and the community to improve
environmental, social, and economic outcomes.

The North Central Catchment Management Authority prepared the Regional Catchment Strategy on
behalf of the region. It was developed with Traditional Owners and regional agencies, organisations,
groups, and local communities.

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s waterways, including a record $222 million
investment in priority waterways across the state, including the Campaspe River – where
revegetation and monitoring projects are restoring river health.

To learn more about Victoria’s regional Catchment Strategies visit: rcs.vic.gov.au

Quote attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas
“The strategy sets regional priorities for the management of our natural resources across North
Central Victoria and strengthen the links between our rivers, landscape, and people.”

Quote attributable to North Central CMA Board Chair Julie Miller Markoff
“Climate change is putting increasing pressure on our natural resources and communities, and
people in our region are already adapting to change and working to improve their resilience.”