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Acknowledgement of Country

The North Central Catchment Management Authority acknowledges Traditional Owners within the region, their rich culture and spiritual connection to Country.

We also acknowledge the contribution and interest of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations in land and natural resource management, and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Plan

The North Central CMA values the differences between people and the contribution these differences make to our work and our communities. We believe in the inherent value of a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate. We will actively manage diversity, finding ways of utilising the differences that exist to improve the way we work. We will actively seek to accommodate the unique needs of many different employees, partners and stakeholders. Above all, we are committed to ensuring that all people are treated with respect and dignity.

Our Region

Our region is an area of diverse landscapes and land-use that covers 13% of the state. It is bordered by the mighty Murray River to the north, which injects life into the land around it, the Great Dividing Range and Wombat State Forest to the south and Mt Camel Range to the east.

The region's main waterways are the Campaspe, Loddon, Avoca and Avon-Richardson rivers, which form part of the Murray-Darling Basin.

The natural environment also features box-ironbark forest, threatened riverine grasslands, internationally-significant wetlands and other unique biodiversity. The region is also rich in Indigenous and European cultural heritage.

The North Central Catchment Management Authority acknowledges Traditional Owners within the region, their rich culture and spiritual connection to Country. We also acknowledge the contribution and interest of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations in land and natural resource management, and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Discover more about our region in a beautiful 3D map representation.


Our Responsibilities

The North Central CMA was established in 1997 under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 and also has powers and functions under the Water Act 1989.

Delivery of the 2021-27 North Central Regional Catchment Strategy is a core business function of our organisation; it's the overarching strategy for all involved in land, water and biodiversity management within the north central region. Through its vision – ‘working in partnership for a healthy catchment’ – it provides a roadmap for our collective efforts to care for our catchments over the next six years.

The preparation of the RCS is work that we do on behalf of the region, but partnerships are essential in delivering it. There are many that have a role in caring for our region’s natural resources and many that rely on them for their productivity and prosperity. To realise the ambition of the RCS we need farmers and public land managers, Government and community groups, scientists and Traditional Owners to work side by side.  

Our Vision

Sustainably managed land, water and biodiversity resources that support productive and prosperous communities in a changing climate.

Our Mission

We create natural resource management partnerships and programs that deliver lasting change.

Our Engagement Charter

We know we achieve the best results for our region’s natural resources and our communities when we work with others. In fact, all of what we do we simply can’t do alone.

For more than 20 years our focus on working with others has been crucial to our achievements and strengthens our focus for the future.

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