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Regional Catchment Strategy 2013-2019

Appendix seven: Details of community consultation informing the RCS

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The community consultation process included a variety of activities with a broad range of stakeholders.

Table xx: Communication and engagement activities and participation

Communication and engagement category

Representation

Number of participants or contacts

Project governance

Project Management Team

Goulburn Broken CMA, DSE, DPI, DPCD, G-MW, Local Government, Parks Victoria

13 meetings

20 participants

Stakeholder engagement with  key agencies and local government 

Face to face meetings

Examples including:

CEO and staff of GV Water

Staff of Trust for Nature

Australian Government - CfOC and SEWPaC investors

DSE program investors

12 meetings

Presentations to Council or meetings of Council officers

Meetings with CEO and mayor of Benalla, Campaspe, City of Greater Shepparton, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi and Strathbogie Councils

Follow up presentations to Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira and Murrindindi councillors

LG advisory groups and committees

16 meetings/presentations

Total number of people x 138

Presentations to and workshops with advisory committees and reference groups

Local Government Biodiversity Reference Group, Goulburn Broken CMA advisory groups

11 meetings

Approximate toal number of people x 150

Technical expertise

Expert panels

3 workshops

10 participants on panel 1

12 participants on panel 2

 8 participants on panel 3

Agency briefings and feedback sessions

DSE and DPI, GV Water, CFA, LGAs, G-MW,

6 sessions

Total number of participants x 180

Goulburn Broken CMA staff and Board

Presentations to staff and at monthly Board meetings and workshops

5 staff presentations/discussions

100+ staff

13 Board presentations

Traditional Owners

Face to face meetings

Representative of Yorta Yorta Nations Aboriginal Corporation

Throughout RCS development

Presentations

Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation councillors,

1 presentation/discussion

Total number of participants x 9

General community

Face to face interviews

and group interview sessions

Range of landholders (e.g. farmers, small landholders) representing demographic and geographic diversity across Catchment

65 interviews

5 group interviews

Total number of participants x 40

Catchment forums

Self-selecting community members

8 forums

Total number of participants x 68

Presentations to community groups

Gecko ClaN Landcare Network, U3A, Rotary, Kiwanis, GMLN, Upper Goulburn Landcare Network

15 meetings/presentations

Estimated total number of participants x 200+

Submissions and comments on draft RCS 

Written, emailed, verbal and WeConnect submissions and comments

35 (details in Appendix six)

Web 2.0 (e.g. social media)

WeConnect

Registered subscribers and unique visitors to WeConnect website

Registered subscribers x 80

Unique visitors x 1000+

Facebook

100+ followers

Twitter

   
Promotion of Regional Catchment Strategy activities

Newspaper advertisements

Promotion of Community Forums through Catchment-wide radio advertising

Radio promotion Promotion of draft RCS consultation period  
Monthly RCS update newsletter Circulation to advisory groups and via email lists, Project Management Team and staff 10