Policy context

This RCS is prepared under provisions of the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 in line with objectives of the Act including to balance land productivity and conservation outcomes and to encourage and support community engagement.

Developing and implementing of the North East RCS is also guided by local, regional, state, national and international legislation, policies and strategies.

Legislation, policies and strategies guide and influence NRM in the north east region. Key publications that relate to NRM in north east Victoria are shown below for each of the themes of land, water, biodiversity and community. Also given prominence are the policies and legislation relating to Traditional Owners/First Nations Peoples.

Circular diagram that depicts the policy context that guides the RCS starting with RCS in the middle and the outer circles depicting regional, state, national and international policy space
Figure 1. The RCS policy context.