Welcome to the West Gippsland Regional Catchment Strategy 2021-2027
The West Gippsland Regional Catchment Strategy provides a vision for integrated catchment management in the West Gippsland region. It is a blueprint for catchment health and stewardship, building on the achievements of three previous strategies.
The West Gippsland Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS) is prepared by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA), on behalf of the region. It is the overarching strategy for all involved in land, water and biodiversity management. The RCS provides a framework to coordinate effort, identifying strategic management directions and describing a set of regional outcomes.
Development of the West Gippsland RCS for 2021-27 has been a collaborative process involving government and non-government organisations, Traditional Owners, and the broader community. The renewal of the RCS looks forward to the next six years and beyond, considering existing and emerging challenges and opportunities.
The RCS includes information at the regional scale for the RCS themes: Biodiversity, Coast and Marine, Community, Land, Traditional Owners and Water with an overarching theme of Climate Change. The RCS also describes a set of Local Areas that cover the whole region. The purpose of local area content in the RCS is to reflect the local communities’ priorities and interests and to show how agencies and communities work together to deliver integrated catchment management at the local scale.
We invite you to explore the RCS, learn about our region, and get involved. By working together, we can protect and improve the health of our catchments for future generations.