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Welcome to the Goulburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategy

Map of the Goulburn Broken Catchment showing the rivers, main roads and major towns.
Figure 1: The Goulburn Broken Catchment

The Goulburn Broken Catchment is situated in Victoria and is part of the Murray-Darling Basin. It encompasses the valleys of the Goulburn and Broken rivers and part of the Murray Valley, covering 10.5% of Victoria. The catchment stretches from close to the outskirts of greater Melbourne in the south, to the Murray River in the north, Mt Buller to the east and the Mt Camel Range to the west, as shown in Figure 1.

A catchment is an area where water is collected by the natural landscape. Water flows from the highest point, usually mountains and hills, to a low point, such as a dam, location on a river or the mouth of a river.

The catchment includes two Registered Aboriginal Parties representing the interests of Traditional Owners for their respective Country: Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) and Taungurung Land and Waters Council (TLaWC). This includes active involvement in natural resource management (NRM) through joint management agreements and legislative rights to public land.

The Goulburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategy (the strategy) is a vision for the integrated management of natural resources in the catchment. It is a blueprint for improving catchment health and builds on achievements and lessons from the past. The strategy describes the current condition of the natural resources, principles to guide change, priority actions and what success looks like in 2040.

It is an ambitious strategy and describes the urgent and large-scale change required to improve the catchment’s natural resources and mitigate climate change. In addition to current activities and investment, we will need to find alternative ways of doing things and new investment sources to achieve the outcomes of the strategy.

The strategy is for all organisations, groups and individuals contributing to the catchment’s NRM. We all have an important role to play to reverse the declining health of the catchment’s land, water and biodiversity. The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is responsible for coordinating the strategy.

A resilience approach underpins the strategy and focuses on how we can increase the capacity of the catchment to cope with change and evolve positively.

This is the first time the strategy has been presented as a website. A site map and glossary are available to help navigate the content. To access a PDF version of a page or the whole strategy, click on the download button in the top right-hand corner of the website.

Figure 2 provides a summary of the strategy and you can download a PDF version by clicking on the link below.

Summary diagram of the Goulburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategy describing four key areas: current situation in 2021 (why we need to take action), principles to guide change (how we'll decide what to do), priority directions (what we'll do) and what success looks like in 2040 (our goals). The content is described in the information below the diagram.
Figure 2: A summary of the Goulburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategy 2021-27

Information about the different components of the strategy is outlined below.

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