Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

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RCS Monitoring and Reporting

The East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority is responsible for monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the RCS. 

Under section 19B of the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994, the East Gippsland CMA is also required to annually report on the condition and management of land and water resources in the region. The East Gippsland CMA commits to reporting on the RCS annually in the East Gippsland CMA Annual Report.

Monitoring and reporting helps us to track progress against the outcomes and priority directions for land, water, coasts and marine, biodiversity and community. This promotes continuous improvement through the collection, analysis and evaluation of data and information on natural resources in the East Gippsland region.

In 2021, all CMAs developed and adopted an outcomes framework. This framework provides guidance on overarching outcomes that all CMAs seek to achieve in integrated catchment management. Measuring these outcomes also provides a picture of catchment condition. 

Through engagement during the review and renewal phases of the East Gippsland RCS tour community and regional partners have identified more specific regional outcomes they seek to achieve.

When combined, this set of measurable State and Regional Outcomes forms the East Gippsland RCS outcomes and monitoring framework.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) developed the Victorian Government Outcomes Framework which provides a consistent way to design and measure outcomes. This approach helps to drive collaboration across government and identify shared aspirations and areas of work. 

Applying the Victorian Government Outcomes Framework to develop an RCS Outcomes Framework enables all CMAs to demonstrate how regional outcomes align with state-wide policies and outcomes. The Statewide RCS Outcome Framework has been developed in conjunction with CMAs, the Victorian Catchment Management Council and DELWP.

Each of these outcomes will be monitored and reported against annually. 

The East Gippsland CMA will collaborate with partners to collect and collate data required to monitor the Regional Outcomes outlined in the framework below.

RCS Outcomes Framework
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