10 June 2014 –  The East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority has called for tenders to help develop a Natural Resource Management Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption Plan for the catchment, to map potential impacts and develop pathways for harm minimisation.

The region comprises 2.2 million hectares of land – about 10 per cent of Victoria – three main rivers, lakes and coastal waters out to 5.5 kilometres. It includes most of the East Gippsland Shire and the northern part of the Wellington Shire. Key issues for the region include potentially reduced average river flows, increasing severe weather and bushfire events, rising tides and higher temperatures.

The scope for the plan includes development of an issues paper; consultation and engagement; development of the draft plan; and development of the final plan. Further details and the tender documents are available here. Expressions of interest close June 19.