The Regional Catchment Strategy for the Port Phillip & Western Port region
Regional Consultations for proposed RCS Improvements

30 March 2016

PPWCMA’s strategy team, Ian Morgans and Rebecca Koss, met with 34 organisations during February and March 2016 to consult on changes to the Port Phillip & Western Port RCS.  They presented their findings to the Board’s RCS Committee last week.

Consultation feedback showed general support for proposed RCS improvements: the RCS responses to climate change and asset descriptions that better explain RCS Leader efforts to conserve nature in urban and peri-urban environments.

But they also offered the strategy longer-term directions:

  • The need for goals for nature in wild places and different goals tailored to nature-based amenity in urban environments
  • Further development of the RCS ‘Nature Links’ concept to support projects to improve habitat connections across landscapes
  • Creating ways for the RCS to be relevant and supportive of community groups and individuals on private land.

These and other recommended RCS changes will be presented to the Board in mid-April 2016 for submission to the Hon. Lisa Nevile MP, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water.