The Regional Catchment Strategy for the Port Phillip & Western Port region
Monitoring and Reporting (Hinterland)

Monitoring & reporting for the Hinterland

This section outlines:

  • The information that will be collected to check on progress against the targets;
  • How it will be reported, and
  • How we will evaluate success.

Data is collected by many organisations, so it is important to ensure it is well-coordinated and useful for identifying success and making decisions.


The extent of the ‘Hinterland’ will be monitored by regularly assessing the planning scheme zones and identifying any zoning amendments that have  occurred.


The condition (extent) of the Hinterland will be reported as part of a ‘catchment condition’ report produced every 3 years by the Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority. The report will include discussion of the following questions:

  • Is the extent of the Hinterland stable or declining?
  • Is adequate data being collected to enable monitoring and reporting of progress towards the targets?
  • Are we likely to meet the targets?
  • If not, what changes are needed so it becomes likely the targets will be met?
  • Do the targets need to be revised?
  • Does this set of targets provide sufficient indication of the overall health and resilience of the Hinterland, and its contribution to ecological integrity and resilience in the region? If not, what changes are needed?