Planning for South West's Natural Assets

The Glenelg-Hopkins and Corangamite Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) have developed regional responses to how we manage our natural assets under a changing climate. The development of the two CMA regional strategies was funded through the Regional Natural Resource Management Planning for Climate Change Fund provided by the Australian Government.

The project was a cooperative project between research organisations and CMAs to translate the latest research on climate change adaptation and synthesise it into practical guidelines for adaptation planning. For both CMAs, this support was provided by the Southern Slopes Climate Change Adaptation Research Partnership (SCARP), a collective partnership between the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, RMIT University, University of Tasmania and Monash University. 

The SCARP project worked closely with the two CMAs, as well as other CMA/NRM regions within the Southern Slopes Cluster (SSC), to translate current climate change information from the CSIRO and other sources, into formats that could be readily applied to develop climate change adaptation plans. A map of the SSC is provided below. More information on SCARP can be found at

                                                              Figure 1: Southern Slopes Climate Change Adaptation Research Partnership

Both the Glenelg-Hopkins and Corangamite plans for addressing climate change can be viewed and downloaded below.