Targets are the most important part of this Regional Catchment Strategy because they define our collective intent and direction. They describe what we aim to achieve, by when and the parameters we will use to monitor and report.
An assessment of the current condition of waterways and wetlands across the region has been undertaken (Method and Condition). The targets below (also called 'expected outcomes') describe the condition we expect for the future. In general, the aim is to maintain or improve waterway condition over the next 20 years and beyond.
Note: The term 'expected outcomes' has been used in the Healthy Waterways Strategy developed by Melbourne Water which has been the source of information for this section of the Regional Catchment Strategy.
Expected outcomes have been set for the 14 catchment systems set out in the Healthy Waterways Strategy. The table below presents the 20 year & long term (100 year) expected outcomes for each system.
Melbourne Water will lead efforts to achieve these expected outcomes (Leadership) and arrangements are in place to monitor and report on progress and success (Monitoring & reporting).