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The Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Action Plan
The Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Action Plan (CAP) is a guide to protecting and improving our region’s natural resources up to 2016. The CAP will guide investment in priority natural resource issues within the CMA region, ensuring the best outcomes for the environment and the community. It will also support the CMA in securing funding from the Australian Government and other sources up to 2016.
The Hunter-Central Rivers CAP was developed in 2005-06, in consultation with local communities, and builds on the work of the Catchment Blueprints for the Central Coast, Hunter and Lower North Coast, which were endorsed by the NSW Government in February 2003. You can download the current CAP documents here.
The Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Action Plan 2013-2023
The Hunter-Central Rivers CMA would like to thank all those individuals and organisations who have contributed to the development of the Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Action Plan 2013-2023. The plan has now been approved by the Minister for Primary Industries and can be downloaded here
Search the catchment action plan database
If you would like to search our catchment action plan to find a subset of strategies that you are particularly interested in, please click here.
Spatial priorities displayed in the CAPThe following maps have been saved as 'clickable' PDF files to allow you to select and view various layers of data. If you are not familiar with this file format please take a moment to view our guide to selecting layers on the CAP maps.
To view detailed information about each of the maps view our guide to the CAP maps.
Estuaries and marine
Land and soils
Volume 2 - CAP Supporting Documentation
- Chapter 1 - The purpose and goal of the CAP upgrade
- Chapter 2 - Identifying natural resources and landuse in our region
- Chapter 3 - Identifying social capital in our region
- Chapter 4 - Identifying change threats and drivers
- Chapter 5 - Identifying goals, targets and strategies
- Chapter 6 - Establishing a governance framework and implementation partnerships
Hunter LLS workshops well attended 22-Apr-2013
There was plenty of interest from the catchment community at the Local Land Services (LLS) consultation workshops held in Scone and Maitland recently.
Minister approves catchment action plan 22-Apr-2013
The Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Action Plan (CAP) 2013-2023 has been approved by the Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson and will guide the catchment and natural resource management-focused operations of the CMA and Local Land Services.
Catchment action plan update 20-Dec-2012
The board and staff of the Hunter-Central Rivers CMA would like to thank all those individuals and organizations who recently provided invaluable feedback on the updated catchment action plan.
Catchment action plan on public exhibition 9-Nov-2012
The Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority is seeking feedback on a major new collaborative plan for managing the region’s natural systems over the coming decade.
The Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is seeking the collective expertise and views of individual landholders, community members, and representatives of business, industry, and all levels of government to contribute ideas on how the Catchment Action Plan (CAP) can be improved.
Evaluating CAP management targets 24-Jan-2012
The Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Action Plan (CAP) was approved for release in January 2007. The CAP is a strategic document that helps direct State and Australian Government natural resource management in the HCRCMA’s region to June 2016.
In June 2011 the Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority (CMA) held 15 workshops across the Hunter-Central Rivers region to identify natural assets of value to the community.
The Hunter-Central Rivers CAP was developed for a ten year period and has just passed the five year mark. While progress against the CAP targets is mostly on track or ahead of schedule, pressures such as drought, political change, energy demands, diminishing agricultural enterprise and climate change have significantly changed the context in which the CAP operates.
If you are interested in the management of natural resources you have probably heard about 'resilience thinking'. The CMA is currently incorporating resilience thinking into its five year review of the Catchment Action Plan.