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Last modified:
Tuesday 16th August 2016


A key activity of the LAP process is the development of a strategic framework. Such an approach formalises and clearly defines what we want to achieve, how we are going to do it and provides indicators to gauge if we have been successful or not.

It also details the costs, expected benefits and cost sharing arrangements based on the percentage of benefits derived from the Plan's implementation. In essence, the framework is aimed

at ensuring the preservation of the Region's natural heritage, whilst encouraging the sustainable development and recreational use of the Region's natural resources.

Pursuant to the above, the Mid Murray LAP Committee has framed the following vision for their Region: a healthy and sustainable riverine environment for present and future generations.


To underpin the vision and directly address the five main issues described on the Issues Page, an equal number of objectives have been formulated. The connection between the aforementioned issues and objectives is presented below, as are the expected outcomes.

Each objective is supported by a number of strategies and has undergone economic analysis to quantify the costs and benefits of implementation. Figure 13 opposite shows how each objective will be represented prior to a more detailed synopsis of individual strategies and commensurate actions.


Education and Awareness

Objective 1

Develop education and networking strategies that will empower the community to take responsibility for the conservation, sustainable development and recreational use of the Region's natural resources.


Empowerment through education and networking.


Natural Habitat Degradation

Objective 2

Facilitate the planned rehabilitation and protection of Natural Habitat, with an intent to restore or enhance regional biodiversity.


Planned natural habitat rehabilitation.


Unsustainable Agriculture

Objective 3

Collaborate to ensure that present and future irrigation development and practice is ecologically and economically sustainable.


Sustainable irrigation development and practice


Unsustainable Recreation

Objective 4

Develop and implement strategies to preserve or enhance recreation opportunities and the natural environment that sustains it


Sustainable recreation.


Declining Water Quality

Objective 5

Reduce the level and impact of saline, nutrient and other pollutant accessions upon riverine water quality.


Improved water quality.

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