This Statement is issued under section 19E(1)(a) of the Catchment & Land Protection Act 1994 (CaLP Act) and relates to existing functions and responsibilities of Catchment Management Authorities (CMA) under the Act as well as associated Government policy.
It has been developed to:
Clarify the way CMA activities should be undertaken and the level these activities should be performed. It specifies the obligations as to the performance of broad legislative functions and policy responsibilities;
Specify which obligations will be funded out of annual Corporate Allocations and Statutory Land Allocations and which obligations are to be funded by contracts or agreements between the Department of Sustainability & Environment and the CMA; and
Reflect an integrated and sustainable approach to catchment management.
This Statement should be read in conjunction with, the Statements of Obligations for CMAs issued under the Water Act 1989 .
The Statements of Obligations for CMAs includes responsibilities under both the Water Act and CaLP Act.