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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 she 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.


In addition, Katie currently serves on the Beechworth Health Service Board and maintains a strong interest in her local community. Katie and 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.              



Our Minister

Our Minister

The Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water administers the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 which is the establishing Act for Victorian Catchment Management Authorities.

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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

Our Organisation

There are three main units that operate within our organisation: Leadership and Strategy; Natural Resource Management Delivery; and Business Services

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The North East CMA has responsibilities under several Victorian Acts including the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994, Water Act 1989, Protected Disclosures Act 2012, Freedom of Information Act 1982 and several others. The Minister has issued a Statement of Obligations under each of these Acts. These set out the CMA's responsibilities under each Act.

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