The Corangamite region provides a variety of options for prospective investors to resource projects that meet their various needs. The basis for this prospectus is to identify potential projects that are currently unfunded through existing programs. The Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy renewal process and its associated on-going delivery plans identify where investment would enhance the delivery of the desired outcomes at a regional, landscape or property level.
An aim of this prospectus is to strengthen the role of the RCS as a conduit for substantial regional partner, Australian Government, private sector and philanthropic funding being secured for the integrated catchment priorities of the Corangamite region.
This is the region’s fourth Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS), building on 20 years of achievements and lessons learnt and was renewed using the following principles:
- An integrated catchment management (ICM) approach.
- Regional ownership – embracing the regional delivery model, including co-delivery from committed partners.
- Blending of a systems approach with asset based approach that enables the management at a local scale through the use of systems, while assessing assets and their management contribution to policy and strategies at a regional scale.
- Built on strong community engagement and stakeholders partnerships.
- Regard for Aboriginal cultural values and traditional ecological knowledge.
- Triple bottom line approach considering socio-cultural, economic and environmental factors.
- Evidence-based, supported by best available information via science and defendable data sources as well as application of relevant planning, implementation and delivery systems
When making decisions on how best to invest in projects that will contribute to the RCS the following principles will guide the decision-making process:
- Contribution to the RCS outcomes – the work to be undertaken can demonstrate how it will contribute to RCS outcomes.
- Public benefit –activities are considered to provide a significant public outcome, which would not occur otherwise
- Efficiency – targets activities for maximum return on investment and encourage projects to leverage other sources of funding to capitalise on opportunities and strengthen community buy-in.
- Collaboration –promotes effective collaboration between landholders, communities, traditional owners, delivery partners, stakeholders, and agencies, to harness their knowledge and energy
- Integration – has the potential to integrate natural resource management planning and delivery across Landscape Systems, issues, industry sectors and government agencies, to provide community and environmental benefits.
- Adaptive management – builds upon past success, along with opportunities for learning and informing processes that support future investment decisions.
- Regional coordination/delivery – organises project delivery at the regional scale to ensure effective regional level outcomes that contribute to state-wide outcomes.
- Accountability – can clearly demonstrate management systems, governance models and ethical practices
The following map outlines the Landscape Systems of the Corangamite region.
The following table provides a summary of projects seeking investment:
|Project name||Proponent||Theme(s)||Project Description||RLP Outcome||Landscape System||Link to project|
|BioLinks BrushTail Phascogale||Parks Victoria||Biodiversity||Biolinks for Phascogales” will target the Rowsley / Parwan Creek area, from the Brisbane Ranges National Park through to the Werribee Gorge State Park (Ingliston Block), enhancing and establishing habitat for Brush-tailed Phascogales to traverse through.||Northern Uplands||view on map|
|Central Highlands Water||Water||The project establishes buffers to waterways that provide environmental, social and economic values to our community.||Northern Uplands||view on map|
|Central Highlands Water Revegetation Opportunities||Central Highlands Water||Biodiversity||Potential Revegetation Project sites||Northern Uplands||view on map|
|Sparrovale Revegetation Phase 2a||City of Greater Geelong||Biodiversity||Revegetating grassy woodland EVC||Bellarine and Surf Coast||view on map|
|Sparrovale Revegetation Phase 2b||City of Greater Geelong||Biodiversity||Revegetating old fill site with native grasses||Bellarine and Surf Coast||view on map|
|Stony Rises Wetlands||Corangamite Catchment Management Authority||Water||A wetland tender program that targets wetlands listed as ‘Wetlands of National Importance’ within the Stony Rises.||Western District Lakes||view on map|
|Barwon River Estuary – A Journey Through the Landscape||Barwon Coast Committee of Management||Community||Will engage and strengthen understanding on cultural and environmental values and impacts in the Lower Barwon Estuary||Bellarine and Surf Coast||view on map|
|Corangamite Fishway Program – Barwon/Moorabool||Corangamite Catchment Management Authority||Water||Instream barrier prioritisation for stream connectivity||Multiple||view on map|
|Seeding the Victorian Volcanic Plains||Corangamite Catchment Management Authority||Biodiversity||2-part private land stewardship program building on the strengths of GEW Stewardship Program (2020-2023) and establishing a new Natural Temperate Grasslands and Seasonal Herbaceous Wetlands Stewardship Program.||4||Basalt Plains||view on map|
The following tabs provide access to where project proposals can be viewed spatially by prospective investors.
The following link provides the user with a spatial view of prospective projects for the entire Corangamite Region
Ballarat City Landscape System
The following link takes the reader to the NRM Portal where prospective projects for the Ballarat City Landscape System can be viewed spatially.
Barwon Plain Landscape System
The following link takes the reader to the NRM Portal where prospective projects for the Barwon Plain can be viewed spatially.
Basalt Plains Landscape System
The following link takes the reader to the NRM Portal where prospective projects for the Basalt Plains can be viewed spatially.
Bellarine and Surf Coast Landscape System
The following link takes the reader to the NRM Portal where prospective projects for the Bellarine and Surf Coast can be viewed spatially.
Geelong City Landscape System
The following link takes the reader to the NRM Portal where prospective projects for the Geelong City Landscape System can be viewed spatially.
Heytesbury Landscape System
The following link takes the reader to the NRM Portal where prospective projects for the Heytesbury can be viewed spatially.
Northern Uplands Landscape System
This link takes the reader to the NRM Portal where prospective projects for the Northern Uplands can be viewed spatially.
Otway Coast Landscape System
The following link takes the reader to the NRM Portal where prospective projects for the Otway Coast can be viewed spatially.
Western District Lakes Landscape System
The following link takes the reader to the NRM Portal where prospective projects for the Western District Lakes can be viewed spatially.