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

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.

Investment Principles

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.

Corangamite Landscape Systems map

The following tabs provide access to corresponding areas within the NRM Portal where project proposals can captured and be viewed.