Welcome to the Glenelg Hopkins Regional Catchment Strategy 2021-2027

We proudly acknowledge Traditional Owners and their rich cultural diversity and intrinsic continuing connection to country. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We also recognise and acknowledge the contribution, interests and rights that Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities and organisation have in land and water management. We value our partnerships with them, for the health of people and Country.

Our plan for land, water and biodiversity

The Glenelg Hopkins Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS) is the overarching plan for integrated catchment management – how land, water and biodiversity is managed by the Glenelg Hopkins community.

Glenelg Hopkins CMA has developed this strategy in collaboration with Traditional Owners and regional agencies, organisations, groups and communities. This is the region’s fourth RCS, building on 20 years of achievements and lessons learnt.

The RCS outlines the vision for the region, details priority directions, challenges and opportunities, and establishes a framework for investment and partnership implementation. This includes how we, as a region, incorporate the values and priorities of local communities and Traditional Owners and help put Government policies into action and achieve statewide targets.

We encourage you to read through this strategy, build your understanding of the region and join us in looking after the vast wonders of the Victorian south-west.

Our region

Vision, key features and drivers of change

This strategy

RCS summary, policy, partners, development and review

Local areas

Distinct areas of the catchment reflecting community interests and priorities


Outcomes and priorities for community, water, biodiversity, land, marine and coast

We’d love to hear from you

If you would like to get in touch about the RCS, we would love to hear from you.