Environmental account submitted by Corangamite Catchment Management Authority in 2014.
The Corangamite region covers an area of south-western Victoria which includes the principalities of Geelong and Ballarat. Land use in Corangamite is dominated by agriculture; primarily grazing as well as cropping and dairy. The region also includes significant areas of National Park, 175 km of coastal fringe, 450 km2 of in-shore coastal waters and the substantial length of the picturesque Great Ocean Road. The climate resembles that of the temperate Mediterranean, winter rainfall dominates whilst summers are warm and dry. Rainfall across the region is closely related to elevation and latitude varying between averages of 469–1892 mm per annum.
Major Townships: City of Greater Geelong, Ballarat, Colac, Torquay
Area: 13,340 km2
Native Vegetation, Wetlands
This material was prepared as part of the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts Trial. The account and supporting information were accredited by a scientific committee following a Scientific Accreditation process. Accreditation results and supporting information should be taken into account when interpreting asset condition.