The Corangamite CMA was established to ensure the protection and sustainable development of land, vegetation and water resources within a boundary stretching from Geelong to Ballarat and along the coast to Peterborough. About 380,000 people live in the catchment’s 13,340 square kilometres of south-western Victoria and 175 kilometres of coastal fringe.
The region is defined by four river basins – the Moorabool, Barwon, Lake Corangamite and Otway Coast. It includes all or part of the cities of Ballarat and Greater Geelong, the Borough of Queenscliffe and the shires of Moorabool, Surf Coast, Corangamite, Golden Plains, Colac Otway and Moyne.
“The protection and enhancement of land, water and biodiversity in the Corangamite region.”
Our Vision – for the region
“A healthy Corangamite catchment valued by engaged communities.”
Our Focus – the foundations for change
- Increased breadth and depth of participation
- Increased investment and development of joint priorities
- Improved integration and coordination
- Increased and widely shared knowledge.
Our Approach – the values and behaviours
- Integrity – we will treat everyone equally and with respect; be honest, transparent and share our knowledge; and encourage and value other views.
- Accountability – we will be responsive to requests and responsible for our actions and decisions.
- Leadership – we will lead by example and empower others through teamwork and partnerships.
- Innovation – we will challenge ourselves, and encourage and support new ideas or approaches.
Corangamite CMA’s functions are governed by a range of legislated requirements. These requirements are detailed in legislation including the Catchment and land Protection Act 1994.