Numerous agencies, organisations and groups have direct and indirect interests in the management of natural resources in the Port Phillip & Western Port region. In terms of expertise and resources, this presents tremendous problem-solving opportunities. In terms of decision-making, it highlights complex relationships and sometimes competing interests. Helping the region’s land, water and biodiversity managers work together is therefore important work.

This Regional Catchment Strategy has the support of more than 110 “Partner Organisations” that have formally agreed to provide leadership and support to help achieve optimum results within their available resources, in ways such as fostering partnerships, sharing knowledge, seeking and securing resources and undertaking work that will contribute to achieving the visions and targets. Other organisations are expected to progressively join this group.

Below is an outline of some of the region’s key stakeholders and roles it is anticipated they may take in helping implement the Regional Catchment Strategy.