25 October 2018
Victoria’s Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) have had another strong year, delivering healthier waterways and catchments, jobs and more liveable communities right across the state.
The 2017-18 Victorian Catchment Management Authorities’ Actions and Achievements Report, highlights the great work done by the 10 CMAs, including the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA.
- 5,615ha of native vegetation works completed
- 96,956 community and landholders working to improve the environment on public and private land
- over 1,000,000ha of pest plant and animal control completed
- 818 waterway structures to stabilise banks and improve habitat
- 717km of fences built or improved
- 10,134 requests for permits, licences, leases and planning referrals provided to landholders.
The report highlights the many projects that have been completed to improve waterway and catchment health as a result of the Victorian Government’s $222 million Water for Victoria investment. This investment also includes $22 million to support the Our Catchments Our Communities strategy and initiative form better partnerships between government and community to deliver better on-ground outcomes.
As well as Water for Victoria, CMAs are key agents for delivery of Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037, Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan and Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
CMAs have a long and proud history of embracing diversity and fostering inclusion – half the CMA Board chairs are female and five Indigenous directors were appointed during 2017-18 and 3 per cent of CMAs’ workforce are Indigenous, compared to only 0.9% in the broader public sector.
View the report below or click here to download the 2017-18 Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report (PDF – 8.7MB)