The Goulburn Broken CMA works with communities and government agencies to manage activities to protect and improve the Catchment’s land, water and biodiversity.
This work is guided by the Goulburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS). The current RCS emphasises building resilience in our biodiversity, land, water and people. It recognises that the Catchment’s communities fall within six broad geographical areas or socio-ecological systems (see map), which share environmental, economic and social characteristics.
The Greater Sydney Local Land Services (LLS) region extends from some of the most intensely urbanised localities in NSW, through to vast World Heritage protected wilderness areas, and expansive coastal waterways.
The important natural resources of the region underpin significant economic activity. The Greater Sydney LLS region covers just 1.5 per cent of the land area of NSW, yet it accounts for seven per cent of the State’s agricultural output.
Agricultural production involves intensive industries such as market gardens, poultry and turf. Preservation of high value precincts such as the Hawkesbury floodplain and the orchard areas on volcanic soil at Bilpin is important in ensuring food security for Sydney.
Foxes and rabbits are an issue in built‑up areas of the Greater Sydney LLS region.
Greater Sydney LLS works to encourage sustainable production and environmental stewardship.
With plateaus, coastal and estuarine landscapes, river valleys and beaches, the Greater Sydney region is known for market gardens, poultry, fruit, mushrooms, flowers and turf.
The TSRA is a Commonwealth Authority which was established on 1 July 1994 under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989, now known as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (ATSI Act 2005). It is the leading Commonwealth representative body for Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people living in the Torres Strait.
The TSRA consists of an elected arm and an administrative arm. The elected arm is comprised of 20 elected representatives who are Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people living in the Torres Strait region. Up until 2012, seventeen TSRA Members were Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC) and Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC) Councillors elected under the Local Government Act 1993 (Qld), while three TSRA Members were elected under Division 5 of the ATSI Act 2005 (for the TSC wards).
North East Catchment Management Authority
The North East Catchment Management Authority is one of ten authorities established by the Victorian Government in July 1997. Each CMA works with the community, government and funding organisations to protect and enhance land, water and biodiversity resources.
The North East CMA encourage landholders, community groups and government to address the ‘big’ natural resource management issues facing their region, including adapting to climate change, fostering sustainable agriculture, managing cultural heritage and identifying the impacts of ‘tree change’ trends on land management in the North East.
They have offices in Wodonga, Kiewa and Everton.
Victoria’s north east is rich in natural assets; snow topped mountains, river valleys, open plains and natural forests.
The region is bounded by the Murray River in the north, the Victorian Alps in the south, the NSW border in the east and the Warby Ranges in the west. It takes in the local government municipalities of Wodonga, Indigo, Wangaratta, Alpine and Towong, plus parts of the Moira and East Gippsland shires.
Approximately 102,000 people live in the north east, contributing some $3.24 billion a year to Victoria’s economic wealth. The main industries in the region are agriculture (dairy, beef, lamb, wool, cropping and horticulture), forest products, tourism, value-added processing industries and manufacturing.