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Regional Catchment Strategy 2013-2019

The role of legislation and policy in catchment management

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A suite of Australian and Victorian Government legislation needs consideration in the management of the Goulburn Broken Catchment. A full list of legislation relevant to this RCS can be found in Appendix one.

As well as relevant legislation, there are Australian, Victorian and local government and regional policies, strategies and plans that require consideration. A full listing is provided in Appendix two.

Key legislation and policy include:

  • Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006
  • Catchment and Land Protection Act (CaLP) 1994
  • Climate Change Act 2010
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC) 1999
  • Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988• Planning and Environment Act 1987
  • Water Act 1989