Welcome to the Victorian Regional Catchment Strategy

In recognition of the inter-connectedness between people and nature, for the past 25 years Victoria’s 10 Catchment Management Authorities have led development of a Regional Catchment Strategy for their region. The strategies bring organisations together and guide their collective efforts to protect and improve the health of the land, water and biodiversity resources that are vital for vibrant, prosperous and sustainable communities.

Given the ongoing changes in climate, land, water, natural habitat, the increased recognition of Traditional Owners’ involvement in natural resource management, population trends, technological advancements and new legislation and policies, the Regional Catchment Strategies are reviewed and renewed approximately every six years to ensure they remain current and relevant.

This renewal process involves extensive partner and community engagement to make sure the values and priorities of the people who live, work and visit the regions are recognised and planned for. While the Catchment Management Authorities lead the development of the strategies, this planning belongs to the community.

To visit the latest work on each Regional Catchment Strategy, select a region on the map.

Victorian State Maps with catchment regions

The long-term environmental strategies for our catchment management regions developed hand-in-hand with regional communities, ensuring policies hit the ground effectively though integration, partnerships and practical action.