The Regional Catchment Strategy for the Port Phillip & Western Port region
Summary of RCS Guidelines – Part 5 (Key Audiences)

23 January 2020

The Port Phillip & Western Port region has a high number and diversity of stakeholders active in the management of the region’s native vegetation, waterways, agricultural land, biodiversity assets, and marine environments. Almost 5 million people call Melbourne and its hinterland home.

Key audiences for RCS:

  • The RCS in development and implementation must engage the regional partner agencies and community members, to guide investment and activity in the region. 
  • Another key audience for the RCS is the relevant responsible Ministers on behalf of the Government of Victoria, since the CaLP Act requires CMAs to submit RCSs to the responsible Ministers, for information and approval.
  • The RCS will also inform the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and other Government Departments. 
  • The RCS will also take into account the requirements of the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships program for Natural Resource Management (NRM) plans. 
  • Different documents or other products arising from the RCSs may be prepared to target and engage with a range of other groups.