Minutes: Otway Barham Reference Group 23rd January 2006

Otway Barham Reference Group


 

MINUTES


VENUE: Landcare Office, Nelson Street, Apollo Bay 3233
DATE: 23rd January 2006
PRESENT: Roger Hardley, Denise Hooke, Bruce Costin, Rowan MacKenzie, Josh Feldman, Lauren Mahoney, John Turner, Gene Gardiner, Greg John, Lucas Oram.
APOLOGIES:  Paul Boyd.
 
OTWAY BARHAM CATCHMENT LANDCARE GROUP:
 

  • Otway Barham Catchment Landcare Group tabled a document defining their current activities/projects and future aspirations. Executive changes were tabled along with a defined goal in relation to the Barham River. The group has provided conditional support for the determination of the Special Water Supply Catchment Area.
  • The Otway Barham Catchment Community has been incorporated into the Otway Barham Catchment Landcare Group.
  • Otway Barham Catchment Landcare Group also presented a project proposal for a Barham River Indicator.


DISCUSSION:
 

  • The development of a Otway Barham Catchment Action Plan (OBCAP) needs to be a collaborative exercise representing and encompassing diverse community interests and opinions. This consultative process has engaged and will continue to engage the community when possible and where it is appropriate.
  • The development of the OBCAP needs to demonstrate to the greater community that there is significant “return for investment”. Best practice management principles in monitoring and evaluation to clearly define the quantitative and qualitative benefits of this project need to be implement.
  • The OBCAP will support numerous strategic initiatives and management plans, contributing to the development of strong partnerships between stakeholders. (See Table below)


 

 
Otway Barham Catchment Action Plan
 


 

 
Southern Otway Catchment Management Plan
Barwon Water Barham River Risk Assessment
Corangamite Regional Catchment Strategy
Corangamite River Health Strategy
Apollo Bay Estuaries Management Action Plan
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Otway Barham Catchment Action Plan Flow Chart
 

 
Otway Barham Catchment Action Plan
 


 
Vision / Mission Statement
 


 
Vision Components
 


 
Key objectives
 

                                                                                   

 
Barwon Water Risk Assessment (Links)
 
 
CCMA River Health Strategy
(Links)
 

 
Monitoring & Evaluation
 

                                                                                    

 
Qualitative
 
&
 
Quantitative
 


 
THE NEXT STEPS:
 

  • The Otway Barham Reference Group (OBRG) working party was formed to collaboratively develop the OBCAP. The composition of the group is: Lucas Oram (SOLN), Greg John (SOLN), Lauren Mahoney (Barwon Water), Rowan MacKenzie (Barwon Water), Gene Gardiner (CCMA), John Turner (CCMA) and Paul Boyd (Colac Otway Shire)
  • It was agreed that in consultation with the OBRG a Draft Otway Barham Action Plan will be developed and circulated by the 28th of Feb 2006.


ACTIONS:
 

  • That a Draft Otway Barham Action Plan be developed and circulated by the 28th of Feb 2006 and a meeting be convened one week after it’s circulation.
  • That a copy of the Corangamite River Health Strategy be obtained from the CCMA.
  • That a copy of the Otway Barham Risk Assessment be obtained from Baron Water.  
  • That the OBRG provide feed back on the Barham River Indicator Project.
  • That an electronic copy of the Otway Barham Catchment Landcare Document presented at the meeting be sent to all attendees
  • That more detailed maps (smaller scale) be developed to assist with project prioritization


Otway Barham Reference Group Contact List
 

Name
Organization
Phone Number
Email
Lucas Oram
SOLN
5237 6904
solnluca@vicnet.net.au
Greg John
SOLN
5237 6904
solngreg@vicnet.net.au
Rowan Mackenzie
Barwon Water
5273 4416
rowanm@barwonwater.vic.gov.au
Lauren Mahoney
Barwon Water
5226 2350
lmahoney@barwonwater.vic.gov.au
Josh Feldman
Barwon Water
5226 9261
Joshua.feldman@barwonwater.vic.gov.au
John Turner
CCMA
5232 9100
john.turner@ccma.vic.gov.au
Gene Gardiner
CCMA
5232 9111
gene.gardiner@ccma.vic.gov.au
Roger Hardley
SOLN
5237 6272
wilddogs1@bigpond.com
Bruce Costin
SOLN
5247 9253
brucecostin@bigpond.com
Denise Hooke
SOLN
5237 6097
Hooke.denise.f@edumail.vic.gov.au


 


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