The Regional Catchment Strategy for the Port Phillip & Western Port region
Summary of RCS Guidelines – Part 6 (Approval and Changes)

31 January 2020


The final RCS will be signed off by the Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority Board and submitted to the Ministers responsible for administering the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 by June 2021 (or as otherwise determined by the Minister). This date allows 18 months for development of the RCS.


Periodic amendments to the RCS will be important to keep the strategy up‐to‐date. Any changes to the approved RCS will only be made after a process that includes a period of community consultation and Ministerial consideration and approval as per the requirements of the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994.


There will be a review after three years which will evaluate the RCS’s effectiveness to date and identify minor changes for immediate action or decisions regarding dealing with more substantial issues. The mid‐term review will report on progress towards achieving the desired outcomes. There will be a major review including extensive community consultation after six years.

Both the mid‐term and final reviews will look back to the overall effectiveness of the RCS, and forwards, with recommendations for the future.