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Actions and Effort - Adapt to water policy reform

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*Progress rating is an indictaive qualitative assessment, these wil be further refined through data analysis, stakeholder and community consultation.

Strategic priority: Influence regional water policy

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Influence water policy development and implementation to secure water for improving natural asset condition and social and economic wellbeing   Development of groundwater local management plans Strathbogie 2013, Mid Goulburn underway, Broken 2015 
 

The Yorta Yorta Whole of Country Plan identifies water as important.

Taunurung Country Plan 2015-2025 identifies water as an important cultural and economic right.

Create opportunities for community leaders to contribute to water policy Allow local input into regional implementation of overarching water policy 
 
       

Strategic priority: Deliver water to waterways and wetlands

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Plan, deliver and monitor environmental water delivery to improve the condition of priority waterways and wetlands Refer to the Regional Water Strategy for details

Environmental water was put into Doctors Swamp in 2015.

The Goulburn River have had flushes to promote river bank growth, invertebrate breeding and fish breeding.

Identify and manage key areas likely to provide refuge in the face of climate change, including the prioritisation of wetlands for environmental watering. 
Restore environmental flows to Holyland Plains and Caniambo Swamp   
  Promote the importance of flooding to the landscape including to urban people  Past flooding signage has been placed along the Goulburn River.
Ensure communities are aware of flood levels in relation to their properties 
Prioritise protection of waterway and wetlands within the modernised irrigation delivery system Work with Trust for Nature to protect key wetlands and/or use easements to allow for over bank flows   
     

Strategic priority: Use water efficiently on farms

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Modernise water delivery on irrigated land to provide ecological and productivity benefits Adaptive shallow groundwater management occurring in the Agricultural Floodplains SES. Tools developed could be applied or adapted to Productive Plains  The GB CMA Farm Water Program have been investing in improved water mangment across the catchment through a Commonwealth Funded project.
Promote collection and reuse opportunities within intensive agriculture industries e.g. capture water from large roofed areas