The RCS has formal annual, three-yearly and six-yearly decision-making cycles, as shown in Figure 9. Each step in the cycles requires different levels of information, which align readily with the three levels of evaluation in Table 15.
In response to shocks or pressing existing and emerging drivers of change, strategies are evaluated and adapted outside of the ‘normal’ cycle. This is shown in Figure 9 as an 'abnormal' cycle.
Figure 9: Goulburn Broken CMA planning cycles, showing how it is applied to this RCS
The structure of the 2003-2008 RCS made it difficult to prepare annual updates of progress. (See Chapter one for a summary of what has been achieved). The structure of this RCS, as summarised in the objectives hierarchy of Chapter two, supports annual reporting of progress, as shown in Table 16.