Get on Board

Nominations are now open for positions on the Glenelg Hopkins CMA Board.

There are five position on the Board which will be part of the nomination / application process in 2023.

About CMAs

Catchment management authorities (CMAs) are responsible for the integrated planning and coordination of land, water and biodiversity management in each catchment and land protection region.

The role of Victoria’s nine CMAs includes: preparing, coordinating, and monitoring the implementation of regional catchment strategies; advising the Minister on priorities for catchment management and on the condition of land and water resources; and promoting community awareness and understanding of the importance of land and water resources, their sustainable use, conservation, and rehabilitation.

This includes understanding and respecting Aboriginal cultural values and traditional ecological knowledge of management of land and water resources of the catchments in the region.

What’s the Board’s role?

Each CMA board has a maximum of nine members including the Chairperson. The Board is responsible for the strategic planning of the authority and ensuring that the CMA fulfils its statutory functions consistently with its overall governance framework. This includes:

  • providing strategic direction and setting performance targets for the authority;
  • appointing and overseeing the performance of the chief executive officer;
  • approving related plans, budgets and policies;
  • establishing and monitoring accountability, compliance and risk management policies and procedures;
  • ensuring compliance with legislation and government policy;
  • approving and submitting the annual report to the Minister/s;
  • liaising with DEECA and the Minister/s through the Chair;
  • establishing board processes such as meeting procedures and the management of conflicts of interest; and
  • establishing and monitoring delegations and committees.

The appointed board members must commit to attending regular meetings and boards generally meet 10 times a year, however additional meetings and out-of-session discussions are expected.

Board committees are formed for specific topics, such as risk, audit, and remuneration. Board members may need to contribute additional time to board committees, for which they are eligible for additional remuneration under government guidelines. A board member can usually expect to be a member of at least one committee of the Board.

Who can apply to be on the board?

CMA boards require members with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • land management,
  • water resources management and the water industry,
  • waterway management,
  • environment or natural resources management,
  • primary industry,
  • strategic or business planning,
  • financial management, and
  • primary production