|Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Action Plan (CAP)|
The Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Action Plan (CAP) is central to the delivery of natural resource management throughout our region.
The vision described by the CAP is "Community Growth Reconciled with Nature - An urban community that thrives within a valued natural landscape".
The CAP depicts a region where there are strong and positive links between healthy, functioning natural resource systems, vibrant communities and a robust and sustainable economy.
The CAP is the reference document for the community,Australian and NSW Government, state owned corporations, industry, peak bodies and in particular local councils who are the CMA’s primary partners in specific programs. Importantly, the CAP has a key role in addressing the priorities of the State Plan at the local level. The NSW State Plan identifies targets which will guide the implementation of CAPs to ensure better outcomes for native vegetation, biodiversity, land, rivers and coastal waterways.
The CAP complements other natural resource management plans, including regional strategies, water sharing plans and regional conservation plans.
The CAP is the result of extensive collaboration with local groups, Aboriginal communities, local government, industry, NSW and Commonwealth agencies to develop the best priorities and investments for natural resource management at a catchment level.