Catchment Management Authorities in NSW, together with their local communities, are well recognised for the achievements they have made in protecting and improving natural landscapes across the State.
The Catchment Management Authorities have used their skills and knowledge of local areas, issues and resources to produce projects in just about every corner of the State. At the time of releasing the Catchment Action Plans in 2005, it was widely acknowledged that regular reviews were necessary to incorporate the growing knowledge of the Catchment’s natural, social and cultural resources.
This review of the Catchment Action Plans has provided an opportunity to cast a critical eye over the objectives, investment priorities and targets outlined as well as a chance to outline new approaches to setting priorities for investment in natural resources. The Catchment Action Plans have been developed in consultation with local communities, Councils, and Government Agencies, using the latest scientific knowledge from the NSW Government.
We all have a role to play in the sustainable and productive management of the Catchment’s resources and I hope that this Catchment Action Plan will ensure positive and practical outcomes for the years ahead.