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West Gippsland Salinity Management Plan

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The West Gippsland Salinity Management Plan - 2005 will address salinity in the West Gippsland region over the next 5 years. The plan details a package of management actions to reduce and prevent the effect of salinity on the region’s assets. The plan also details a time frame for adoption, cost sharing arrangements and roles and responsibilities for implementation. The plan is an initiative of the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority as part of its regional natural resource management program. This plan builds on and updates the existing Lake Wellington Catchment Salinity Management Plan (1993) and the draft South Gippsland Salinity Strategy (2000). The West Gippsland Salinity Management Plan was written by Sinclair Knight Merz on behalf of the West Gippsland CMA.

Front Page,Table of Contents (PDF 927KB)
Minister's Forword (PDF 35KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 186KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 82KB)
Glossary (PDF 111KB)
Image:  West Gippsland Salinity Management Plan FP
The Strategy (PDF 98KB)
6.1 Vision (PDF 98KB)
6.2 Aspirational targets (PDF 111KB)
6.3 Introduction to the management actions (PDF 104KB)
6.4 Irrigation salinity sanagement (PDF 1.8MB)
6.5 Dryland salinity management (PDF 286KB)
6.6 Ocean induced salinity (PDF 1.3KB)
6.7 Surface water salinity (including wetlands) (PDF 180KB)
6.8 Community & agency engagement (PDF 106KB)
6.9 Cost sharing (PDF 142KB)
6.10 Summary of Cost Benefit Analysis (PDF 116KB)
6.11 Total cost of Plan (PDF 149KB)
6.12 Roles and responsibilities (PDF 128KB)
6.13 Conflicts & synergies with other natural resource management programs (PDF 114KB)
6.14 Adaptive management (PDF 91KB
6.15 Plan assumptions (PDF 116KB)
6.16 How the plan will address climate change impacts (PDF 67KB)

Introduction (PDF 454KB)
1.1 Planning framework (PDF 98KB)
1.2 Process of development (PDF 101KB)
1.3 The review of Lake Wellington Catchment Salinity Management Plan (PDF 91KB)
1.4 South Gippsland Salinity Mangement Strategy (PDF 101KB)
1.5 Community consultation (PDF 96KB)

Salinity causes and processes (PDF 86KB)
2.1 Salinisation caused by land clearing & irrigation (PDF 2MB)
2.2 Salinity due to the permanent entrance to the Gippsland
(PDF 71KB)
2.3 Salinity due to irrigation with saline water and irrigatiing with shallow groundwater (PDF 85KB)
References (PDF 109KB)

Appendix A: Descriptions of Salinity Management Areas (PDF 84KB)
Appendix B: Tables of impact of salinity on assets (PDF 90KB)
Appendix C: Future depth to water table (PDF 106KB)
Appendix C: Figure 15 (PDF 1.6MB)
Appendix C: Figure 16 (PDF 520KB)
Appendix C: Figure 17 (PDF 1.0MB)
Appendix D: Management options description (PDF 433KB)
Appendix E: Benefit - risk assessment criteria (PDF 1.1MB)
Appendix F: Discussion on cost sharing (PDF 159KB)
Appendix G: Soil Permeability Map (PDF 924KB)
Appendix H: Implication of Our Water Our Future (PDF 96KB)
Salinity Management Areas (PDF 70KB)

The effect of salinity on the region's assets (PDF 84KB)
4.1 The region's assets (PDF 84KB)
4.2 Vulnerability of assets to salinity (PDF 89KB)
4.3 Impact of salinity on assets (PDF 1.6MB)
4.4 The current, social & environmental impact of salinity prt1 (PDF 1.7MB)
4.4 The current, social & environmental impact of salinity prt2 (PDF 129KB)
4.5 The likely social, economic & environmental impacts of (PDF salinity without a plan (PDF 122KB)
Analysis of Management Options (PDF 61KB)
5.1 Types & characteristics of management options (PDF 61KB)
5.2 Mechanisms to implement management actions
(PDF 100KB)

5.3 Scale & timing of effect (PDF 127KB)
5.4 Priority setting & risk analysis process (PDF 91KB)
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