Definitions

 

Waterway

According to the Water Act 1989, a waterway means:

(a)  a river, creek, stream or watercourse; or

(b)  a natural channel in which water regularly flows, whether or not the flow is continuous; or

(c)  a channel formed wholly or partly by the alteration or relocation of a waterway as described in paragraph (a) or (b); or

(d)  a lake, lagoon, swamp or marsh, being-

   (i)  a natural collection of water (other than water collected and contained in a private dam or a natural depression on private land) into or through or out of which a current that forms the whole or part of the flow of a river, creek, stream or watercourse passes, whether or not the flow is continuous; or

   (ii) a collection of water (other than water collected and contained in a private dam or a natural depression on private land) that the Governor in Council declares under section 4(1) to be a lake, lagoon, swamp or marsh; or

(e)  land on which, as a result of works constructed on a waterway as described in paragraph (a), (b) or (c), water collects regularly, whether or not the collection is continuous; or

(f)  land which is regularly covered by water from a waterway as described in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) but does not include any artificial channel or work which diverts water away from such a waterway; or

(g)  if any land described in paragraph (f) forms part of a slope rising from the waterway to a definite lip, the land up to that lip;

Wetland

A site ...where&wetness of the land is sufficiently frequent and sustained to influence the composition of the associated vegetation.(DSE 2006).

 

Action Prefixes

Table 14 - Action Prefixes

Prefix

Chapter title

Chapter no

LA

Aboriginal Heritage

1.1

LH

Historical Heritage

1.2

LV

Visual Character

1.3

LB

Biodiversity and Habitat Networks

2.1

LG

Geodiversity

2.2

LL

Land Management

2.3

RU

Headwaters to Craigieburn

2.4

RM

Craigieburn to Mahoneys Rd

2.5

RL

Mahoneys Rd to Yarra

2.6

WH

Stream Morphology, Drainage and Flooding

3.1

WQ

Water Quality and Stream Health

3.2

WF

Aquatic Flora, Fauna & Wetlands

3.3

CE

Community Engagement

4.1

CR

Recreation

4.2

CT

Trails and Access

4.3

CS

Public Safety

4.4

MP

Planning

5.1

MC

Management Coordination

5.2

MI

Implementation

6.1

MM

Monitoring and Review

6.2

Table Symbols and Terms

 

Table 15 - Table symbols and Terms

Term

Meaning

Lead Role

Agency having accountability for the action.  That body may delegate delivery of the action to a contract provider.

Key Partner

Organisation to provide support and encouragement, and to be actively involved.

Overall Notional Cost

Combined notional cost of action for accountable parties.

$

Up to $10,000

$$

$10,000 +

$$$

$100,000+

Priority

The agreed priority attached to the action by the Merri Creek and Environs Strategy Implementation Subcommittee. 

Very High

Action to be completed within a year of this strategy being published

High

Action to be commenced within a year and completed within 3 years

Medium

Action to be commenced within 2 years and competed within 4 years

Low

Action to be commenced within 4 years


Acronyms

Table 16 - Acronyms used in text

Acronym

Meaning

AAL

Aborigines Advancement League

AAV

Aboriginal Affairs Victoria

AAVHSB

Aboriginal Affairs Victoria, Heritage Services Branch

APC

Australian Platypus Conservancy

BOD

Biological Oxygen Demand

BUG

Bicycle Users Group

CALD

Culturally and linguistically diverse (communities)

CALP

Catchment and Land Protection (refers to Board)

CERES

Centre for Research in Environmental Strategies

CMA

Catchment Management Authority

CRC

Cooperative Research Centre

DCE

Department of Conservation and Environment (now DSE)

DCFL

Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands (now DSE)

DNRE

Department of Natural Resources & Environment (split into DSE and DI)

DSE

Department of Sustainability and Environment

DI

Department of Infrastructure

DPI

Department of Primary Industries

EPA

Environment Protection Authority

FAM

Free advertising material

FOMC

Friends of Merri Creek Inc.

ICOMOS

International Convention on Monuments of Significance

KNCHO

Kulin Nation Cultural Heritage Organisation

LGA

Local Government authority

MAV

Municipal Association of Victoria

MCCC

Merri Creek Coordinating Committee (1976-1990 replaced by MCMC)

MCES

Merri Creek and Environs Strategy

MCESIS

Merri Creek and Environs Strategy Implementation Subcommittee (of MCMC)

MCMC

Merri Creek Management Committee Inc.

MDLG

Merriang District Landcare Group

MMBW

Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works (now Melbourne Water)

MPW

Melbourne Parks and Waterways (now Parks Victoria)

MTPC

Metropolitan Town Planning Commission

MW

Melbourne Water

NEROC

North East Region of Councils

NESB

Non-English speaking background

NGOs

Non-government organisations

PAMA

Public Authorities Management Agreement

PIRG

Public Interest Research Group

PPWCMA

Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority

PV

Parks Victoria

SA

Statutory authority

SEPP

State Environment Protection Policy

VicRoads

Victorian Roads Corporation

VNPA

Victorian National Parks Association

WSUD

Water-sensitive urban design

TNV

Trust for Nature (Victoria)

WTLCCHC

Wurundjeri Tribe Land Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council

Waterway

According to the Water Act 1989, a waterway means:

(a) a river, creek, stream or watercourse; or

(b) a natural channel in which water regularly flows, whether or not the flow is continuous; or

(c) a channel formed wholly or partly by the alteration or relocation of a waterway as described in paragraph (a) or (b); or

(d) a lake, lagoon, swamp or marsh, being-

(i) a natural collection of water (other than water collected and contained in a private dam or a natural depression on private land) into or through or out of which a current that forms the whole or part of the flow of a river, creek, stream or watercourse passes, whether or not the flow is continuous; or

(ii) a collection of water (other than water collected and contained in a private dam or a natural depression on private land) that the Governor in Council declares under section 4(1) to be a lake, lagoon, swamp or marsh; or

(e) land on which, as a result of works constructed on a waterway as described in paragraph (a), (b) or (c), water collects regularly, whether or not the collection is continuous; or

(f) land which is regularly covered by water from a waterway as described in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) but does not include any artificial channel or work which diverts water away from such a waterway; or

(g) if any land described in paragraph (f) forms part of a slope rising from the waterway to a definite lip, the land up to that lip;

Wetland

A site ...where…wetness of the land is sufficiently frequent and sustained to influence the composition of the associated vegetation.(DSE 2006).

Action Prefixes

Prefix

Chapter title

Chapter no

LA

Aboriginal Heritage

1.1

LH

Historical Heritage

1.2

LV

Visual Character

1.3

LB

Biodiversity and Habitat Networks

2.1

LG

Geodiversity

2.2

LL

Land Management

2.3

RU

Headwaters to Craigieburn

2.4

RM

Craigieburn to Mahoneys Rd

2.5

RL

Mahoneys Rd to Yarra

2.6

WH

Stream Morphology, Drainage and Flooding

3.1

WQ

Water Quality and Stream Health

3.2

WF

Aquatic Flora, Fauna & Wetlands

3.3

CE

Community Engagement

4.1

CR

Recreation

4.2

CT

Trails and Access

4.3

CS

Public Safety

4.4

MP

Planning

5.1

MC

Management Coordination

5.2

MI

Implementation

6.1

MM

Monitoring and Review

6.2

Table 12 - Action Prefixes

Table Symbols and Terms

MCMC Coord'n Req'd

Merri Creek Management Committee Coordination Required. The Steering Committee has agreed that MCMC should play a coordination role in assisting implementation of the action.

Accountable SA or LGA

Funding agency having accountability for the action. That body may delegate delivery of the action to a contract provider.

$

Up to $10,000

$$

$10,000 +

$$$

$100,000+

High

1-2 Years – as determined by Steering Committee. See note top of each table.

Medium

2-5 Years – as determined by Steering Committee. See note top of each table.

Low

5-10 years - as determined by Steering Committee. See note at top of each table

 

Acronyms

Acronym

Meaning

AAL

Aborigines Advancement League

AAV

Aboriginal Affairs Victoria

AAVHSB

Aboriginal Affairs Victoria, Heritage Services Branch

APC

Australian Platypus Conservancy

BOD

Biological Oxygen Demand

BUG

Bicycle Users Group

CALD

Culturally and linguistically diverse (communities)

CALP

Catchment and Land Protection (refers to Board)

CERES

Centre for Research in Environmental Strategies

CMA

Catchment Management Authority

CRC

Cooperative Research Centre

DCE

Department of Conservation and Environment (now DSE)

DCFL

Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands (now DSE)

DNRE

Department of Natural Resources & Environment (split into DSE and DI)

DSE

Department of Sustainability and Environment

DI

Department of Infrastructure

DPI

Department of Primary Industries

EPA

Environment Protection Authority

FAM

Free advertising material

FOMC

Friends of Merri Creek Inc.

ICOMOS

International Convention on Monuments of Significance

KNCHO

Kulin Nation Cultural Heritage Organisation

LGA

Local Government authority

MAV

Municipal Association of Victoria

MCCC

Merri Creek Coordinating Committee (1976-1990 – replaced by MCMC)

MCES

Merri Creek and Environs Strategy

MCESIS

Merri Creek and Environs Strategy Implementation Subcommittee (of MCMC)

MCMC

Merri Creek Management Committee Inc.

MDLG

Merriang District Landcare Group

MMBW

Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works (now Melbourne Water)

MPW

Melbourne Parks and Waterways (now Parks Victoria)

MTPC

Metropolitan Town Planning Commission

MW

Melbourne Water

NEROC

North East Region of Councils

NESB

Non-English speaking background

NGOs

Non-government organisations

PAMA

Public Authorities Management Agreement

PIRG

Public Interest Research Group

PPWCMA

Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority

PV

Parks Victoria

SA

Statutory authority

SEPP

State Environment Protection Policy

VicRoads

Victorian Roads Corporation

VNPA

Victorian National Parks Association

WSUD

Water-sensitive urban design

TNV

Trust for Nature (Victoria)

WTLCCHC

Wurundjeri Tribe Land Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council