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Regional Catchment Strategy 2013-2019

Guiding principles

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The following principles define the scope and nature of the RCS beyond requirements of the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 and the Victorian Catchment Management Council (VCMC) guidelines.

  1. A systems approach will drive the RCS
  2. Systems of common characteristics (instead of concrete boundaries) will be the scale of decision making
  3. Prioritisation will be based on these systems and their assets
  4. Understanding system resilience (and tipping points) will drive decision making
  5. Science and data will underpin resilience definitions of systems and knowledge gaps will be filled (over time)
  6. These systems should be used to guide land-use planning decisions
  7. The cost-to-benefit ratio of strategies will be considered
  8. A high level of engagement will be undertaken to involve community and partners
  9. Engagement with investors/government is imperative (a ‘no surprises’ approach to be employed)