Biodiversity Priority Directions

This Draft of the Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy is currently awaiting Ministerial approval and may be subject to change

The following priority directions have been developed to deliver the 6 year outcomes identified for the Biodiversity Theme. They were developed through community consultation across the the nine Landscape Systems and will provide the basis for localised action. Landscape specific priority directions can be found here.

Priority DirectionLeadCollaborators
Develop and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework that enables timely adaptive management and decision making. The framework will allow for:
1) accessible monitoring frameworks and repository of the region’s NRM resource data
2) develop measures and assessments to determine the community’s awareness of the natural values, their connection to these and their willingness to protect, enhance, and restore these
3) reporting to the community on implementation progress.
CCMACPA Partners
Develop regional baselines and indicators to allow for the effective measurement of the community’s awareness of the value of biodiverse landscapes, their connection to these landscapes and their willingness to protect, enhance and restore them in the context of adaptation to climate change.CCMADELWP
For each of the Landscape Systems, develop Biodiversity Action Plans including Biodiversity Response Planning that leads to a 25% increase in non-government investment to supplement current government investment to address high priority biodiversity actions.CCMADELWP
Adopt and as needed develop regionally accredited decision-making and support tools for biodiversity planning and management for use by all agencies.CCMADELWP
Develop a regional biodiversity monitoring framework to enable understanding of condition and trends.CCMADELWP
Develop a repository of the region’s biodiversity data that is accessible for evidence-based decision making.CCMADELWP, Local Govt, PV
Adopt an accredited natural capital based decision-making process for the region’s government organisations and public land managers.CCMADELWP
Develop partnership agreements that enable best management practices and standards for managing the region’s natural habitats and the flora and fauna that they support.CCMADELWP, Local Govt
Develop baseline indicators for focal species that enable the effective measurement of overall net gain of habitat extent, connectivity and quality by 2027.CCMADELWP
Within the region, develop actions to deliver an overall net gain of ‘Suitable Habitat’ for focal species by 2027.CCMADELWP
Develop baseline data for indicator species that enable the effective measurement of overall net gain of habitat extent, connectivity and quality by 2027CCMADELWP
Within the region, develop actions to deliver an overall net gain of ‘Suitable Habitat’ for indicator species by 2027CCMADELWP
Develop an incentives toolkit for landholders that enables an additional 4,500 hectares of high priority EVCs within the region to be within a Comprehensive Adequate and Representative (CAR) system.CCMATfN, DELWP
Introduce collaborative biodiversity planning for landholders that enables an additional 4,500 hectares of biodiverse revegetation in priority locations within the region for habitat connectivity.DELWPCCMA
Collaborate with Traditional Owners to develop methods based on traditional knowledge that enable improved and sustained management of problem herbivores in priority locations.CCMADELWP, EMAC, WTOAC
Implement an additional 20,000 hectares of sustained predator control (not year by year but cumulative total) in priority locations as defined by Biodiversity Response Plans and other regional plans.DELWPCCMA, PV
Implement an additional 20,000 hectares of sustained weed control (not year by year but cumulative total) in priority locations within the region as defined by Biodiversity Response Plans and other regional plans.DELWPCCMA, PV
Implement an additional 120,000 hectares of sustained herbivore control (not year by year but cumulative) in priority locations within the region as defined by Biodiversity Response Plans and other regional plans.DELWPCCMA , PV