Greater Shepparton City Council auspices and supports the RiverConnect Implementation Advisory Committee (RCIAC), which is comprised of representatives from various land management agencies, community organisations and the general community.
The committee oversees the RiverConnect projects, programs and activities. An Annual Report provides a complete overview of activities by all partners relating to RiverConnect and enables public accountability regarding implementation of the project.
It is proposed that after three years of implementation, the RCIAC will undertake a formal review of the Strategic Plan to ensure the objectives are still appropriate and to review the strategies and actions required to achieve those objectives. This will include community engagement through input forums.
- Parks Victoria
- Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority
- Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation
- Greater Shepparton City Council
- Yorta Yorta Joint Body
- Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative
- Goulburn Murray Landcare Network
- Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Central Sub Region
- Department of Environment and Primary Industry
- Word & Mouth
- Goulburn Valley Environment Group
Representatives from key groups interested in the RiverConnect area participate in working groups to co-ordinate actions on the ground.
The working group structure has been effective in providing a forum to co-ordinate actions and to ensure consistent approaches from all stakeholders. This sharing of information, skills and the alignment of actions between organisations involved is a significant benefit already flowing from the RiverConnect project.
The key functions of each working group are outlined in Appendix 1 of the RiverConnect Strategic Plan, and are as follows:
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Current RiverConnect Implementation Advisory Committee Members
The RiverConnect IAC is made up of representatives from its partner agencies and community members for a term of two years.
Aboriginal Action Group
The function of the Aboriginal Action Working Group is to advise on programs, activities and facilities that will enable the whole community to understand and better appreciate Aboriginal history and culture in the RiverConnect area.
Land Management Working Group
The function of the Land Management Working Group is to provide expert advice on public land management issues within the RiverConnect area, share programs and activities relating to land management and to co-ordinate land management activities between key partners (including community groups) to help achieve the RiverConnect vision and objectives.
Education Working Group
The function of the Education Working Group is to develop and co-ordinate educational programs and activities to enable schools and the community to understand the environmental and cultural importance of the area.
Communications Working Group
The function of the Communications Working Group is to develop communications, awareness and marketing programs and activities to enable the community to understand the environment, culture and importance of the area and to co-ordinate communications activities between key partners (including community groups) to help achieve the RiverConnect vision and objectives.