There are certain reporting requirements for both Victorian and Australian Government projects and these reporting requirements are likely to increase in the future.
It is important for all grant applicants and deliverers of projects to understand the governmental requirements for both reporting (quarterly in most cases) and for mapping works undertaken (spatial data reporting).
In all cases, these requirements will be specified in agreements with project deliverers. There are also resources, such as the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water map share software, to assist project deliverers meet these reporting requirements. Questions about these requirements can be directed to the PPWCMA’s Environmental projects Manager, Stephen Thuan.
Spatial Data Recording/Reporting for Government Funded Projects
All projects delivering on-ground works including fencing, weed control, revegetation must now be recorded and reported spatially. Spatial data can be points, lines or shapes on a map to show the geographic location of where works have been completed.
In order to collect information in a way that is appropriate, the PPWCMA has updated the Final Report Template and developed guidelines for using Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water free online interactive maps. This will enable the collection and reporting of this data, while ensuring minimal time and resources are required from grant recipients. Other methods of reporting spatial data can be found in the resources below.