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Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Strategy

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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 Encourage wider use of groundwater and close down surface water catchments where appropriate (WS)   
 
Upper Goulburn groundwater management plan shall manage the issue or trade of entitlement (WS) Consult with local representatives and other agencies to define priorities and determine how best to reach target audience. Use opportunities to cross promote programs and undertake complimentary works.
Create opportunities for community leaders to contribute to water policy Expand and develop partnerships with Landcare and corporate groups to assist in delivery of fencing and revegetation programs along riparian zones on stream of significance (WS) (Government/Landcare)
Mind shift needed at DEPI to vary riparian land use along stream of significance (WS) (DEPI) Continue to support and promote riparian protection. Share information as it becomes available through various networks, such as Farmers Like Trees
Promote that riparian improvements mean increase in property value (WS) (Government and others)
Look for opportunities when the new Victorian Water Act is enacted (WS)
       

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 Continue to improve the other elements of waterways and wetlands (WS) Goulburn River investigations have been undertaken to guide decisions on flows required to achieve different outcomes.
   
     

Strategic priority: Use water efficiently on farms

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Modernise water delivery on irrigated land to provide ecological and productivity benefits Work with dryland agriculture to secure/develop water resources to maintain/increase agricultural production (WS)  
Educate about the cost/use of farm dams e.g. evaporation (WS)