The Murray CMA covers a total of 12 Local Government Areas (LGAs), plus a small part of 2 others. This section of the Murray CMA website has been developed to assist Local Government's understanding of the Murray CMA and to improve access to resources of the Murray CMA.
Shared VisionThe Murray Catchment Management Authority (Murray CMA) works with the community, local government and land managers to set future directions for natural resource management in the Murray Catchment. Local Government works with the community to efficiently and effectively provide community leadership, services and facilities in a manner that meets the economic, environmental and social needs of the community.
There is considerable overlap in these visions with the similarity being to:.... set future directions on behalf of the community to ensure a sustainable environment which supports economically and socially viable communities
It is this shared vision that enables the development of positive relationships and partnerships which are of benefit not only to each organization but also the community. Integrated Planning is a positive way forward for council and the CMA.
Services Murray CMA has to offer Local GovernmentFunding: The CMA can provide funding for management of natural resources through its Incentives Program and Public Lands Project
Training: The CMA can facilitate and assist with the funding of training related to natural resources management (e.g. roadside vegetation management and cultural heritage identification)
Provision of Knowledge and Advice: The CMA can provide advice regarding the management of natural resources such as native plants, animals, land capacity, erosion etc, information booklets and brochures, and presentations
Community Engagement: The CMA can provide articles of interest for inclusion in council's newsletters, community brochures, training or presentations
Partnerships for NRM: The CMA can assist Local Government to address community concerns with regard to natural resource management issues through the development of partnership projects.For further information on our local government program please explore our website or contactBronwyn WilmotImplementation Officer - Local Government
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The Murray CMA is a partner to the Australian Government Caring for our Country program and the NSW Government Catchment Action program.