The Regional Catchment Strategy for the Port Phillip & Western Port region
Changes Made

Periodially, this Regional Catchment Strategy is updated so it’s content remains current.  The table below lists the changes made since it’s approval in October 2015 by the Victorian Government.

Register of updates to the Port Phillip and Western Port Regional Catchment Strategy

Changes made Approval  granted
Consultation was completed with relevant stakeholders and community groups in February and March 2016 through meetings and via submissions on the RCS website and social media.

As a result, the following changes were made to the RCS:

  • Addition of eight new RCS partners:
    • Trust for Nature
    • Cardinia Shire Council
    • Kingston City Council
    • Moonee Valley City Council
    • Frankston City Council
    • Southern Rural Water
    • City of Melbourne
    • City of Boroondara.
  • Incorporation of significant information and references regarding climate change, generated through the NRM planning for climate change project for our region.
  • Updated references and links to various government policies and plans and various (minor) amendments to RCS content to improve clarity and keep it up-to-date.
Several government departments were changed following the November 2014 Victorian Government election.

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries and the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure were discontinued.  The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources were formed.

Amendments were made to the Regional Catchment Strategy to reflect these departmental changes.