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The North East CMA is responsible for coordinating integrated catchment management and sustainable land and water use in Victoria's North East.

The CMA assists in the development of regional natural resource management priorities. Our work in these areas is guided by the North East Regional Catchment Strategy, which is a twenty year strategy that sets the direction for investment in natural resource management across the region. We track and report our progress towards achieving Regional Catchment Strategy targets through an annual report on the condition and management of land & water resources. This report forms part of our Annual Report.

Our Board has extensive experience and knowledge of land protection, water resource management, primary industry, environmental conservation and local government. More than half are primary producers.



Ms Katie Warner, BAgSc(Hons), MPPM, GAICD

Katie has extensive experience in departmental business development, policy and strategic planning. She previously held the role of Business Development Manager at the Goulburn Broken CMA, where she also acted as their Deputy CEO.  Prior to this role Katie was the Business Development Manager for the Department of Primary Industries – Farm Services Victoria, where she actively contributed to strategy development and implementation, undertook high level consultation with stakeholders and worked with budget services to oversee investment and project budget development. Between 2003 and 2008, Katie also held various roles with the Department of Primary Industries – Strategic Policy Division, her later role being their Senior Policy Officer. In this capacity Katie led the analysis and significant strategic positioning projects for two service delivery divisions.

Katie is a member of the La Trobe University Regional Advisory Board (Albury-Wodonga), Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Inc (serving as Treasurer), Beechworth Wanderers Cricket Club (serving as Secretary) and the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership. In addition, Katie has previously served on the Beechworth Health Service Board and maintains a strong interest in her local community. Katie, along with her husband, Stuart, and two sons have a strong family connection to north east Victoria, and are involved in a family farming enterprise consisting of sheep, cattle and wine grapes. Katie is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Masters in Public Policy and Management from Monash University. 






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Our Board

Our Board members have extensive experience and knowledge of land protection, water resource management, primary industry, environmental conservation and local government.

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Our Organisation

There are four main units that operate within our organisation: Business, Strategy and Partnerships; Natural Resource Management Delivery; Waterway and Floodplain Planning; and Finance

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