24 Darlot Street, Horsham, 3400
(enter via Gleed St)
PO Box 479, Horsham, VIC, 3402
Phone: (03) 5382 1544
Fax: (03) 5382 6076
Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 5:00pm
(excluding Public Holidays and Christmas - New Year Closure. Office may also be closed for short periods Monday mornings)
Catchment management is balancing the use and conservation of natural resources on a whole of catchment basis. Catchment management is achieved through the combined efforts of the community, government and non-government organisations working together towards common and sustainable targets to achieve this balance.
Victoria has a strong integrated catchment management system established under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 (CaLP Act). Under the CaLP Act, Victoria is divided into 9 catchment regions, with a Catchment Management Authority (CMA) established for each region.
There are six principles that govern catchment management:
The Victorian Government established the Wimmera CMA in July 1997 as the peak natural resource management body, in the Wimmera, to develop and oversee the implementation of the Regional Catchment Strategy in an integrated and sustainable manner.
Wimmera CMA works in partnership with the Wimmera community and a range of organisations and stakeholders to protect and enhance the condition of the region’s natural resources.
The prime responsibilities of Wimmera CMA are the health of land and water in the catchment region and promoting sustainable and productive land use practices. This is achieved through local programs that identify and address improvements in the region’s natural assets.
Wimmera CMA has responsibilities under the CaLP Act 1994 with respect to pests, plants and animals, and land management. Wimmera CMA has statutory functions under the Water Act 1989 with respect to waterway, floodplain, and regional drainage management.
Wimmera CMA is directly accountable under the Water Act 1989 for licensing works on waterways and planning referrals on floodplains. The Authority also provides advice and information on other river health related issues including comment on farm dam applications, and input to wider environmental strategies.
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